None of these people are paying any attention. CBP has said it will not accept any donations of toothpaste or anything else for the asylum seekers.
Lemire is an idiot. Yes, asylum seekers need to be detained until their claims are processed. However, they are being imprisoned, not detained. Imprisoned like sardines in dog cages and freezers, children are being separated from their parents, and no one is being given basic toiletries or blankets and children are sleeping on concrete floors. We are taking away their medicines they brought with them. They are not getting enough food. They are drinking from toilets because we aren't giving them water. They are not getting sufficient medical care. Unrelated slightly older children are forced to take care of babies and toddlers and don't have the resources to change diapers, or bathe them. This is child abuse and human rights violations and unconscionable and unacceptable.
Asylum seekers are not criminals. They have done nothing illegal or wrong. They are legally presenting themselves at the border to seek asylum, like they are supposed to do. Then we dehumanize them, torture them, and talk about zero tolerance while these people, human beings, get sick and die, which they have started doing.