ANA CONDEMNS ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY AND PRACTICES TOWARD MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR FAMILIES
In a press release, the American Nurses Association (ANA), calls to instantly stop immoral and cruel practices of separating children from their families.
ANA firmly opposes the Administration's policy and practices toward migrants and asylum seekers resulting to forcibly separating children from their families, because these actions could compromise the safety of the immigrant children concerning damaging physical and emotional symptoms including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
But unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security has already acknowledged that about 1,995 children have already been separated from their families at the U.S.–Mexico border between April 19 and May 31.
The organization denounces the use of this policy to make a warning for those in search for a safer and better place to live and believes that children should never be used as a negotiating asset.
The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015) calls on all nurses to always act to preserve the human rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women and refugees.
ANA calls for the following actions:
- Urges the Administration to immediately end the forced separation of families at the border;
- Calls for reunion of separated families without delay; and
- Calls on policy makers and administration officials to institute considerate immigration policies that reflect the humanity and human rights of all people.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ supports ANA’s call to stop cruel practices against migrants and asylum seeker resulting to forcibly separating children away from their families.
The institute believes that the United States of America is caring nation that unfailingly loves everyone regardless of color, race, or ethnicity. Nurses can be a valuable tool to mend broken hearts in a country that’s full of hopes and dreams even at the middle of surging battles at the present. Let there be greatness again in our homeland.
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