Taking Children from Families is Child Abuse
IPTAR’S CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM AND THE ANNI BERGMAN PARENT-INFANT PROGRAM THANK OVER 147 REPRESENTATIVES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR COSPONSORING CONGRESSWOMAN ROSA DELAURO’S RESOLUTION:
H. Res. #927
“What the Trump Administration is doing is immoral at its core. It is child abuse— there is no way around it. Kids as young as 18 months are being held in custody away from their parents, with many showing signs of separation trauma that can cause irreparable harm. This is a clear issue of right and wrong, and all of us must oppose it as forcefully as possible.”
—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, that Congress:
- Condemns the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that is separating children from their parents at the United States border.
- Identifies this policy as child abuse, as it fails to protect children crossing the border.
- Recognizes that this zero tolerance policy may inflict irreversible damage to the health of these children that could have a lifetime of consequences.
- Remains actively committed to keeping children and their parents together as they come to the United States, many of whom are fleeing violence.