Texas Pediatric Society Issues Statement on the Separation of Children from Their Parents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 15, 2018

Texas Pediatric Society Issues Statement on the Separation of Children from Their Parents

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Pediatric Society stands with the American Academy of Pediatrics and pediatricians everywhere to condemn the separation of children from their parents at the US border. Every attempt should be made to keep families together and out of detention as they await hearings.  Children’s health and well-being will be adversely affected by separation and institutional care. Current practices are inhumane and unnecessary.