La Paz Chattanooga calls for separation of children at border to end
A Chattanooga non-profit that works with the Latino and Hispanic community has issued a statement about President Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy.
La Paz is a group that helps Latinos and Hispanics feel welcome, safe and informed in the Scenic City.
In a statement, the organization said:
“Due to the current political environment surrounding the Zero Tolerance Policy by the Trump Administration, La Paz would like to make a formal statement expressing their disagreement with the current enforcement of this policy as it is inhumane and should not continue.
We stand with the countless leaders across the nation who are calling for the immediate reunification of parents and children and an end to the separation of families at the border.
Families that are fleeing their countries and coming to the U.S. to seek asylum are being separated. Over 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and this inhumane treatment must end immediately.
Chattanooga is at its best when we come together. As Chattanoogans, we urge you to stand with us and use your voice. You can do something TODAY by calling our senators and let them know that you are against the separation of families.”
There are currently around 12,000 minors in the care of the United States government.