Politics 29-06-2018

Mexico denounces the US anti-immigrant policy to the UN

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray asked the UN Secretary General to intervene to stop the separation of migrant families by the US.

"The Secretary of Foreign Affairs met with the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres to whom he requested the intervention of this organization to prevent the separation of migrant children from their families in the border between the United States and Mexico, "the Mexican Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.

During the meeting the head of the Mexican Diplomacy denounced the immigration policy of US President Donald Trump which he considered "cruel inhuman and unjustified."

According to the government entity both holders stressed that migrants and refugees "must be treated with dignity and respect for their human rights (HR) regardless of their immigration status in accordance with international law."

In April of this year the " zero tolerance " policy against undocumented migrants attempting to enter US soil was put into effect by Trump's order .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico has announced that it will present this Friday, June 29 a draft resolutionin the Organization of American States (OAS) "to strongly condemn the policy of the United States Government that results in the separation of migrant families."

The measure adopted by the tenant of the White House resulted in the separation of at least 2300 children and adolescents from their parents in the border areas of the North American country.

In addition to the international refusal against this measure, the United Nations Children's Fund(UNICEF) termed as "inadmissible" what happens to migrants in the United States and declared that "those who have been left without Another option is to flee their homes have the right to be protected "in the countries of destination.

However the US presidentdecided to revoke his initiativeafter he was the target of deep criticism however it is still unclear how Washington will reunite with its relatives the thousands of minors mostly Central Americans who remain in shelters.

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