APA SENDS LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP CONCERNING SEPARATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

On June 14, 2018, APA sent a letter to President Trump, urging the administration to end its policy of separating children and families detained while crossing the border. The policy calls for children, including infants, to be removed from their parents and placed often indefinitely in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

APA warned that trauma from family separation is a significant social determinant of mental and physical health, and referenced decades of documented research showing the harmful effects of parent-child separation on children and caregivers’ emotional and psychological well-being. APA implored the administration to reconsider this deleterious policy and commit to the more humane practice of housing families together pending immigration proceedings. 

Click here to read the letter.

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