19 June 2018

News: More on U.S. Family Separation Policy

UN reactions:

UN Chief Criticizes Trump Family Separation Policy (The Hill, 18 June 2018) [text]

"U.N. Rights Boss Calls for End to Trump's Policy of Family Separation," Reuters, 18 June 2018 [text]
- Note: The OHCHR had issued an earlier statement on this matter. (Scroll down to "US Immigration Detention and Family Separation".)

UNHCR Urges Family Unity at Southern US Border (UNHCR, 18 June 2018) [text]
- Note: Prior to this press release, UNHCR responded to questions at a press briefing, stating that "The unity of the family was sacrosanct and needed to be preserved in the best interests of children and of society." (Scroll down to "William Spindler.")

Medical/health community's reactions:

Articles/blog posts:

"How the Toxic Stress of Family Separation can Harm a Child," PBS, 18 June 2018 [text]

"Kids Can Suffer Permanent Damage from Border Separations," NBC News, 15 June 2018 [text]

"A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’," New York Times, 18 June 2018 [text]

We Are Better Than This (LexisNexis Immigration Law Blog, June 2018) [text]

"What Separation from Parents Does to Children: ‘The effect is catastrophic’," Washington Post, 18 June 2018 [text]


AAP Statement Opposing Separation of Children and Parents at the Border (American Academy of Pediatrics) [text]

ACP Objects to Separation of Children from Their Parents at Border (American College of Physicians) [text]

America’s Health Professionals Appeal to Trump Administration: End Family Separation at Border Immediately (Physicians for Human Rights) [text]
- See also their sign-on letter.

American Academy of Family Physicians Statement Regarding the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Policy to Separate Children from Adult Caregivers [text]

APA Statement Opposing Separation of Children from Parents at the Border (American Psychiatric Association) [text]

"Doctors Oppose Policy That Splits Kids from Caregivers at Border," AMA News, 13 June 2018 [text]

Separating Parents and Children at US Border is Inhumane and Sets the Stage for a Public Health Crisis (American Public Health Association) [text]

Statement of APA President Regarding the Traumatic Effects of Separating Immigrant Families (American Psychological Association) [text]
- See also APA's letter to the president.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (United States) (15 June 2018)

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