UN Accuses US of Human Rights Violations

By Anita Estell

 

The United Nations has accused the United States of violating international law for actions taken by the Trump Administration resulting in the separation of families at the US-Mexican border.  A recent report by Al Jazeera also notes that the US is the only nation that has not signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Many of these families are fleeing violence from Central American countries, such as Honduras and El Salvador, and seek asylum through unauthorized ports of entry.  Since —, more than 2000 children have been forcibly separated from their families and detained.  Hundreds are infants and toddlers.  More disturbingly, there is no clear path or plan to support family reunification, as relevant records in many instances have not been maintained.