Malta Independent

OAS commission: ‘precaution­ary measures’ over separated kids


The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says it has granted “precaution­ary measures” for migrant children separated from their families in the U.S. The commission warns of “the serious impact of the loss of the link between children and their biological families.” It requests that the U.S. “protect the rights to family life (and) personal integrity,” among other measures. Authoritie­s have reunited over 2,000 migrant children with parents or others, including sponsors. Several hundred remain separated. The precaution­ary measures came in response to two requests. One was from Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; the other came from U.S. immigrants’ advocates and attorneys. The commission said Monday in a statement that it granted the measures Aug. 16. It is a permanent body of the Washington-based Organizati­on of American States.

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