United Nations to US: Stop Separating Migrant Children From Parents

United Nations to US: Stop Separating Migrant Children From Parents

"The child's best interest should always come first, including over migration management objectives or other administrative concerns", she said.

President Trump blamed the housing of children separate from their parents on legislation passed by Democrats. The US is separating immigrant children from their parents in a bid to discourage illegal immigration.

A statement released today from spokeswoman for the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Ravina Shamdasani, outlines everything wrong with the Trump administration's increasingly enforced policy of separating kids from their parents at the us and Mexico border.

He said the majority of children coming illegally to the United States are teenagers, not infants.

The UN says the policy is "arbitrary and unlawful interference in family life" and "a serious violation of the rights of the child".

"Border security laws should be changed but the Dem (ocrat) s cant get their act together".

If anything, Trump's tweet just proves that outrage over the draconian policy isn't going away.

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In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday, Sessions defended the policy. Announced April 6 by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the new policy directs authorities to prosecute all instances of illegal border crossings, even against people with few or no previous offenses.

"Detention is never in the best interests of the child and always constitutes a child rights violation", she said, calling on Washington to "adopt non-custodial alternatives that allow children to remain with their families".

The administration has characterized its policy as being about illegal immigration, though numerous detained migrants - including those in families that are split apart - enter at official border crossings and request asylum, which is not an illegal entry.

Most crossing the USA southern border are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador where there is rampant violence and persecution targeting children and young adults, he said.

Asked about comments by senior United States officials that it was normal to remove children from parents in custody, Ms Shamdasani said: "There is nothing normal about detaining children".

William Spindler, of the UN refugee agency, said "the right to claim asylum is a fundamental human right. and it is also part of the law in the United States".

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