Panama calls for migration policies that guarantee family reunification

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  • Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:28
  • EFE

The Government of Panama today expressed its "concern" for Central American minors who are being separated from their migrant parents in the southern border of the United States and called for the development of migration policies "that guarantee reunification family".

"The Government of Panama calls for addressing the migratory situation in an integral manner, with actions that guarantee the family reunification of those who are being affected, and the strictest respect for the rights of these families and especially children and adolescents", indicated the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Due to its sociopolitical stability and high economic growth, Panama has received a lot of migration in recent years, mainly from Cuba and Venezuela.

The Panamanian Foreign Ministry recalled in the same text that the country "has always promoted humanitarian management in the face of an increase in migratory movements at a global level, where safe and orderly flows are guaranteed, respecting above all human rights."

According to data from the US Department of Homeland Security, between May 5 and June 9, more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, while their parents have been prosecuted. for entering the country illegally.

The images of children alone and enclosed in enclosures, in some cases divided into cages, have generated an unprecedented repudiation of the decision of the president, Donald Trump, to separate the children of the parents of undocumented immigrants, in addition to provoking a strong indignation in world public opinion.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, said Monday that the Trump Administration "will not apologize" for separating children from their mothers and once again defended the policy of "zero tolerance" with immigration undocumented. ACAN-EFE


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