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Feminist Majority Foundation Protests the Separation of Children from Parents at the Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 Contact: Megan Connor (DC) 703-522-2214 mconnor@feminist.org Candice Mercer (LA) 310-556-2500 cmercer@feminist.org   Feminist Majority Foundation Protests the Separation of Children from Parents at the Border Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, denouncing the abhorrent and cruel policy of the Trump Administration to separate children from their parents who are seeking refuge in the United States. WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I’m proud to stand to protest the inhumane Trump Administration policy which is tearing babies, toddlers, and children of all ages from the arms of mothers and fathers who were only trying to escape violence and persecution and to reach safety for themselves and their families. Let’s be clear: this is a new policy created by this Administration to use children as leverage to deter people who are desperately seeking safety. Instead of helping them find refuge, we are ripping their children from them in hopes of deterring other desperate people. What’s next? The terminations of parental rights and kidnapping of children to place them in foster care or put them up for adoption? What will happen to these children? This reminds me of concentration and/or internment camps in which children were […]

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