NADOHE Statement on U.S. Policy Separating Children from Parents Seeking Asylum
 
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) condemns the “zero tolerance” policy for immigration where children of asylum seekers are separated from their parents as soon as they cross the border. This immoral, unconscionable, and deleterious policy is meant as a deterrent against immigration. The American Academy of Pediatrics has condemned this traumatizing policy and its long term impact, and NADOHE joins with many others in this use of innocent children to force change in U.S. immigration policy. This policy jeopardizes our standing in the world community as an example of democracy, charity, and justice.
 
As educators, we are committed to humane immigration policies that create equitable opportunity, support the wellbeing of young people and their families, and encourage the free flow of ideas. 
 
We urge our government to cease this cruel policy and enact constructive immigration reform, and we call on NADOHE members to contact their representatives to stop this shameful practice.
 
 

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