"In a letter to Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, 540 organizations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that have well-recognized expertise in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice and child health, development and safety explain that separating children from their parents "to deter migration, or to punish migration, will have significant and long-lasting consequences for the safety, health, development, and well-being of children."
"In a letter to Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen, 1,374 professionals all over the world have signed on "to make it absolutely clear that the empirical evidence on child development overwhelmingly shows that this policy is tantamount to abuse on the young children."
the war on immigrants
This is the companion website for an ongoing series of talks on the alarming escalation of anti-immigrant policies around the world. The talks, hosted by Pompeu Fabra University's Socio-Demography Research Group and Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration have explored the separation of children from their parents as a tool for deterrence, mass criminal prosecutions for immigration violations, the terrorization of minority communities by immigration police and unchecked extremist groups, the retreat from refugee protection, the attack on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, and the “Muslim ban” that Trump promised on his campaign trail.