Save the Children & Save the Children Action Network Call for What’s Right: Reuniting Every Single Separated Family Immediately



Suzanne Arnold, [email protected], (609) 610-4957

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2020) – In response to news reports that court-appointed lawyers cannot find the parents of 545 children who were separated at the U.S. southern border under a 2017 pilot program, Betsy Zorio, Vice President of U.S. Programs & Advocacy at Save the Children, issued the following statement:

Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) are horrified to learn that more than three years later, hundreds of children and families remain separated. Family separation is a cruel and inhumane policy, which can cause irreparable harm to children and parents alike. We urge the administration, in the strongest terms possible, to fix this man-made crisis and stop putting children at risk.

Children deserve better, and Save the Children and SCAN will continue to stand up and call for what’s right: reuniting every single separated family immediately – and never, ever separating children in the first place. Families belong together.

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Save the Children Action Network was created in 2014 as the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, to be the political voice for kids. We work to ensure that the issues critical to children’s lives and futures are given top priority by our elected leaders, building bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life.