I urge you to immediately end the cruel and unnecessary practice of separating families seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border.
The U.S. government is deliberately acting to separate children from their parents or legal guardians. This practice damages families, traumatizes children and adults, and undermines their right to seek asylum from persecution and other ill-treatment. Separating children from their parents as they seek asylum is a flagrant violation of the human rights of the parents and their children and is also a violation of U.S. obligations under refugee law.
I call on you to urgently ensure the following:
. Reunify, as quickly as possible, those families that have been separated.
. Halt the forced separation of children from their parents or guardians. Family units must be kept together in accordance with international standards on family unity.
. End the practice of detaining families seeking asylum.
. Immediately release together parents and children in detention.
Entire families have been devastated by these unnecessary and cruel actions. Families deserve to be together as they seek asylum here in the U.S. – parents are seeking safety for their families, just as any of us would do.
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