Hundreds Protest Family Separation Practice in Cities Across United States

HeadlineJun 20, 2018
H9 protests against family separations

Hundreds of protesters also gathered in cities across the country Tuesday—including in San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; El Paso, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Portland, Oregon—to denounce the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents. Mental health professionals are also continuing to denounce the practice. This is Kathryn Hampton with Physicians for Human Rights.

Kathryn Hampton: “The negative impact on functioning of children can even continue into adulthood. It can impact their academic achievement. It can have a long-term impact on their ability to have normal attachment to family members and loved ones. And the psychological quality of life is devastated.”

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