President Trump has said that a zero tolerance policy is due to Democrats. It's not, but that is our Dear Leader just lying, so I am used to it. He is holding children hostage to his whims, again, I am used to him being cavalier with people's lives.
But now a Texas paper (link) has found pretty rampant abuse, physical and sexual over years of operation and we aren't doing anything about it. A policy in Syria or Hungary of the government taking away children from asylum seekers and then physically and sexual abusing them would raise Americans anger. When we do it, the response is muted.
You may wonder why nothing is changing. Well... Republicans like the policy (LINK to data).