According to new statistics, the United States has a record number of migrant children locked up, with that number breaching 14,000. The family separation policies of this administration have not ended, and the trauma these kids are experiencing at the hands of the US government only appear to be worsening. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s going on.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced