In reacting to this w/ fury that these fash bastards accept they're putting kids in fuckin cages but have the fuckin gall to want that fact euphemised for their own fuckin comfort, it's important not to forget this means those kids are BY DEFINITION BEING TREATED LIKE ANIMALS.
It's important 2 note just how deep into dehumanisation these fucks are placing their threshold for what counts as dehumanisation. Being put in cages is always already being treated like animals. Being told to settle down for playing is always already being treated like animals.
Being ordered not to hug your own sibling for comfort is always already being treated like animals. That such cruelty is, for the fascist, on this side of the threshold of what counts as dehumanisation, that this is somehow not YET "being treated like animals", speaks volumes.
It becomes clear that for the fuckin travesties of humanity running these concentration camps, there's only kicking the dog or putting the dog down that might count as dehumanising if done to a human child. And with the corporal punishment mindset, they may NOT count the kicking.
That's to say, there is every fuckin likelihood that they'll start employing physical assault level cruelty (as if they're not already) and still say--and believe, being fuckin fascists--that the kids are "not being treated like animals".
I do not believe there's anything short of extermination that they'd count as the kids "being treated like animals". That is their threshold for what counts as dehumanisation.
Now combine that with Trump explicitly calling these people "animals". That threshold has been crossed.