June 21, 2018

National Academies issue "Statement on Harmful Consequences of Separating Families at the U.S. Border"

The National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine, jointly known as the National Academies, have issued a "Statement on Harmful Consequences of Separating Families at the U.S. Border."

The statement begins: "We urge the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately stop separating migrant children from their families, based on the body of scientific evidence that underscores the potential for lifelong, harmful consequences for these children and based on human rights considerations."

The full statement may be read at:

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=06202018.