“Where are the babies?” It’s a question reverberated ever more plaintively this past week as images of young boys in converted box stores or tent cities flooded social media and news coverage of the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents illegally crossing the border.

The Associated Press uncovered the answer late Tuesday: that babies and other young children removed from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are being sent to so-called “tender age” facilities in Texas.

Colleen Kraft, MD, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, tells PEOPLE that this kind of forced separation constitutes nothing less than “child abuse.” Mike Malloy discusses this.

Mike Malloy produces a two-hour podcast that can be heard online Monday through Friday from 9P until 11P ET. His radio experience includes two 50,000 watt blow-torches: WSB-AM in Atlanta and WLS-AM in Chicago. He was one of the original hosts on Air America Radio, and he wrote and produced for CNN (1984-87) and CNN-International (2000). He is the only radio talk show host in America to have received the A.I.R (Achievement in Radio) Award in both Chicago and New York City, the nation’s number three and number one radio markets respectively.