PA Family Support Alliance denuncia la separación de niños migrantes de sus padres como abuso infantil

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance President and CEO Angela M. Liddle, MPA, today issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“We call on Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation to denounce forcefully the policy of separating migrant children from their parents who have come to America seeking a better, safer life for their families. Make no mistake: This separation policy is, as Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, termed it, ‘government-sanctioned child abuse’ and an affront to human decency.

“We implore the Trump administration and members of Congress to swiftly reach a bipartisan, compassionate resolution that puts the safety and well-being of children brought to this country first, while also protecting the security of our national border.  Separating children from their parents and housing them in caged, mass detention centers for long periods of time is a prescription for long-term, potentially irreversible emotional, physical, and psychological harm. It is an untenable situation that cries out for an immediate end.

“We must protect these vulnerable children and keep the families together pending the resolution of their immigration status.”

ACERCA DE PFSA: Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance previene el abuso infantil y protege a los niños del daño al ayudar a los padres a aprender técnicas positivas de crianza, educar a los profesionales y voluntarios que trabajan con niños para reconocer y denunciar el abuso infantil, y ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad a aprender cómo pueden desempeñar un papel positivo en la conservación de los niños. seguro. Para obtener más información sobre nuestros programas, programar una capacitación o hacer una donación, visite o llame al 800-448-4906.

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