Sunday, June 3, 2018

Reports on #EndFamilySeparation Protests

Protest in NYC’s Foley Square. Photo: NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative
Trump migrant family separations protested as U.S. is accused of violating human rights
The U.S. is violating "well established Inter-American standards," such as rights to family and to seek asylum and protection," said petitioners.

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News
June 1, 2018
Dagoberto A Melchor Santacruz hasn’t seen his 16-year-old partially deaf son since the two came to the U.S. border to ask for asylum. Maria Andrés de la Cruz awaits reunification with her three young children that agents separated from her and put in an icy cold cell. Antonio Bol Paau has been unable to find out where his 12-year-old son is for days.

Migrant advocates and attorneys accused the United States of human rights violations in an official complaint filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Thursday. The complaint came as activists protested in cities around the country against the Trump administration's latest tactic aimed at curtailing immigration.[…]

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Protesters Across the U.S. Decry Policy of Separating Immigrant Families

By Joel Rose and Marisa Peñaloza, NPR
June 1, 2018
Protesters gathered in more than two dozen cities across the country on Friday to condemn the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the Southern border.

At least 600 children were taken from their parents last month as part of the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.

"The stories are horrific," said Jessica Morales Rocketto, with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who helped organize the protest in Washington, D.C.[…]

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