I urge you to immediately end the cruel and unnecessary practice of detaining families seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border.
This practice damages families, traumatizes children and adults, and undermines their right to seek asylum from persecution and other ill-treatment.
I call on you to urgently ensure the following:
* Reunify, as quickly as possible, the families that have been separated.
* Keep family units together in accordance with international standards on family unity.
* Halt prolonged detention of parents and guardians who arrived in the U.S. with children.
Entire families have been devastated by these unnecessary and cruel actions. These families are seeking safety, just as any of us would do.