UN agency says separating policy 'not right'
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.N. children's agency says the Trump administration policy of separating migrant children from their families is "not right," citing "heartbreaking" cases where even some babies are taken from their parents.
UNICEF says immigration enforcement and protection of children's rights is "not a zero-sum game." Henrietta Fore, an American who has headed UNICEF since earlier this year, said separation of families and detention are "traumatic experiences" for children that can leave them more vulnerable to abuse.
In a statement from her read Tuesday by UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac, Fore noted the U.S. government has long supported UNICEF's efforts to help migrant children in places like Syria, South Sudan and Haiti.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Civil service board overturns firing of Baton Rouge officer accused of lying...
Nearby gunfire causes chaos outside popular college hangout
Former BRPD officer to appeal 2018 termination following shooting investigation
Third industrial plant downsizing in Zachary area
No arrests after woman shot to death in quiet Baton Rouge neighborhood