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Commentary: Will the death of a 7-year-old girl at the border finally put an end to our immigration gulag?

The death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl hours after Border Patrol agents took her and her father into custody is a tragic turn of events that engenders no small amount of finger-pointing and recriminations. Someone must be to blame, but who?

White House spokesman Hogan Gridley told reporters Friday morning that the death was "a horrific, tragic situation. Obviously,

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