My sense is that everyone is missing the boat of the full significance of what is going on. This is the most visible manifestation of what most women do that have a feeling the law is closing in on them for whatever the reason. They make plans for emergency care takers of their children should they be policed up for whatever the reason. “Farm laborers have picked up their checks and headed out of town. Parents have pulled their children out of school or put in place emergency plans for their care should the parents be detained or deported for lacking proof of citizenship.”
The one thing for sure is that no one really knows what the full scope of children placed with emergency caregivers is women in prison. Worst, no one knows what the impact is on the children.