Border Breaking Criminals and Kids; Equal Protection of Law

I am no expert on custody and child protection laws. I wonder though if Americans commit crimes and take their kids along, do they usually keep custody of the kids?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/06/15/why-the-trump-administration-bears-the-blame-for-separating-children-from-their-families-at-the-border/?utm_term=.a4084a7795c5

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-trump-gop-immigration-child-separating-20180615-story.html

Apparently it a crime to illegally enter a nation; well, at least the United States. Adults bringing children with them on their criminal venture are seperated after arrest and the insiders and Democrats are howling after the President on that issue.

The kids forced along on the crime because they weren’t willing to ditch their parents should have good surroundings while waiting for their parents to process through the legal system. Of course they should have quality education in the while before returning to Mexico or wherever they are citizens. Probably teaching them how to use the Internet would be a cost effective and useful area to invest in since it doesn’t take too long and could help them down the road.