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UN condemns migrant family separations at US border

    19 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

UN condemns

migrant family

 separations

at US border

Immigrants wait to head to a nearby Catholic Charity’s relief centre after being dropped off at a bus station shortly after release from detention through “catch and release” immigration policy in McAllen, Texas, US, on Sunday. -AFP PHOTO

WASHINGTON: The UN rights chief on Monday condemned the “unconscionable” separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice, reports AFP. 

The “zero-tolerance” border security policy implemented by President Donald Trump’s administration has sparked tears among migrant families and outrage on both sides of the political aisle.

It took on particular resonance as America celebrated Father’s Day.

“The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.


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