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27 Jul 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children about the situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 26, 2018) – In anticipation that the United States government will again fail to meet a court mandated deadline to reunite children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children issued the following statement:

12 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

Felipe González Morales recuerda que la ONU ha señalado en numerosas ocasiones que se viola el derecho internacional al detener a menores por razones migratorias. En su opinión, la inmigración ilegal nunca debería ser considerada un delito y la detención solo puede plantearse solo como un último recurso en el caso de los adultos y nunca para los niños.

El relator especial para los derechos de los migrantes, Felipe González Morales, ha pedido al Gobierno de Estados Unidos visitar el país para comprobar las condiciones en las que se encuentran los inmigrantes detenidos.

11 Jul 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 10 jul (AGN).– Los cancilleres del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica y México, así como la secretaria de Seguridad de Estados Unidos, Kirstjen Nielsen, valoraron hoy como “positiva” y “fructífera” la reunión celebrada este martes en la capital guatemalteca en la que abordaron los desafíos en materia de migración y seguridad fronteriza.

A la vez, reiteraron su compromiso para trabajar de manera coordinada en la promoción y búsqueda de soluciones “con un enfoque integral”.

11 Jul 2018 description
report Save the Children

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 10, 2018) – In anticipation of the federal government not meeting today’s court-ordered deadline to reunite children under 5-years-old with their migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children issued the following statement:

06 Jul 2018 description
report Pew Research Center

BY KRISTEN BIALIK

The United States apprehended nearly 49,000 family members at the U.S.-Mexico border between January and June of this year – more than twice as many as during the same time period last year, and the highest number during any January-June period since at least 2012, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protectiondata. Family members also increased as a share of all border apprehensions (24%) over this period compared with the past six years.

29 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Nonprofit Takes Urgent Action to Protect Migrant Children and Families Fleeing Violence in Central America

29 Jun 2018 description

US authorities must put an immediate end to both the separation and detention of children and families who come to the US border with Mexico seeking asylum, while also immediately reuniting the thousands of families who remain separated as a result of the Trump administration’s unlawful and damaging policies, said Amnesty International ahead of the Global Day of Action against these practices planned for 30 June.

27 Jun 2018 description

El Secretario General de la OEA, Luis Almagro, se reunió este 26 de junio con el Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Luis Videgaray Caso, y una delegación plural de legisladores y legisladoras mexicanos encabezada por el presidente del Senado, Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, para abordar la crisis migratoria por la cual niños y niñas han sido separados de sus padres y madres en la zona fronteriza de Estados Unidos con México.

25 Jun 2018 description

Legislation offers basis for a humane response for those seeking asylum

24 Jun 2018 description

Right now, as policies and procedures surrounding children separated from their families continue to evolve, a major concern has yet to be resolved: the plight of those thousands who remain removed from their parents. ChildFund International is deeply concerned about their wellbeing. We have been working with children and families on both sides of the border for decades, and will apply that unique expertise and insight to assist these children until they can be reunited.

21 Jun 2018 description

Eric Schwartz June 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order (EO) on June 20, entitled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.” In that executive order, the president announced an intention to alter the policy of separating adult asylum seekers from their children by incarcerating adults and children together while the adults are undergoing criminal prosecution.

20 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Los líderes de las Naciones Unidas han expresado en los últimos días su profunda preocupación por el sufrimiento de los niños migrantes y refugiados. En las últimas semanas, se estima que cerca de 2000 niños se han visto forzados a separarse de sus familias en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Este miércoles, 20 de junio, se conmemora el Día Mundial de los Refugiados.

En los últimos días, varios representantes de las Naciones Unidas han indicado que los niños refugiados no deberían ser separados de sus padres.

20 Jun 2018 description

As we mark World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20, governments confront humanitarian challenges of enormous proportion, with more than 68 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. The U.S. government has long played a key role in helping meet the needs of refugees and IDPs. Thus, it is appropriate and important that Refugees International (RI) evaluates and offers a report card on the Trump administration’s progress on refugee and humanitarian protection.

20 Jun 2018 description

Michael Clemens and Kate Gough

Each year tens of thousands of children make the difficult journey from Central America to the U.S. border—some with family members and some alone. Amidst a heated and emotional debate about the “right way” to handle these migrants, we need to make sure we’re paying attention to the hard facts about why so many children are coming.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Plan International

WASHINGTON (19 June) – Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and to end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.

Such practices are reprehensible, regardless of migrants’ legal status, and are a direct violation of the legal rights of asylum seekers under U.S. law, as well as under treaties to which the U.S. is a ratified party.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 19, 2018) – In response to continued reports of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement today:

18 Jun 2018 description

By UNHCR | 18 June 2018

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.

“There are effective ways to ensure border control without putting families through the lasting psychological trauma of child-parent separation,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said.

“UNHCR stands ready to support the United States in implementing humane and secure alternatives,” Grandi added.

15 Jun 2018 description

Thousands of medical voices from across the United States have joined forces with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to urge the Trump administration to immediately halt the separation of migrant and asylum seeking children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, signed by more than 5,000 experts across the health and child development fields, and calling for swift action, was delivered today to the administration.

12 Jun 2018 description

The United States Attorney General announced today that domestic abuse or gang violence will no longer be considered legal grounds for asylum in the US, a decision that will endanger thousands of people attempting to seek safety from one of the most violent regions in the world.