USA: Activists condemn policy separating migrant families at southern border

Dozens of activists gathered outside the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building in Washington DC on Tuesday, demanding to stop separating immigrant families as they try to cross the southern border as well as to provide proper health care to them. «Eleven thousand children are being held by this agency, separated from their families. And those children need to be with their... Еще families, and those children need healthcare. And those children need services to bring all of us out of poverty,» claimed outraged activists. A group of Democratic members of Congress condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new zero-tolerance policy, which refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution, after visiting two juvenile immigration detention centres in Texas. Under the new regime, more children have been separated from their parents, while they face unlawful entry charges.

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