Save the Children International

06/04/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/04/2024 14:43

Save the Children concerned about Biden executive order on the Southern border

Save the Children concerned about Biden executive order on the Southern border

Media Contact:Rolf Rosenkranz646.860.5915 (O)

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2024) - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced new actions to bar migrants who cross our Southern border unlawfully from receiving asylum. In response, Roy Chrobocinski, Managing Director, Domestic Policy at Save the Children US, said:

"Save the Children is deeply concerned with President Biden's announced executive order to increase asylum restrictions at the border. These policies will put children at immediate risk by either forcing them to remain in dangerous conditions or forcing families to separate so their children can enter the U.S. alone. Children and families deserve to have a fair and just opportunity to seek asylum at the U.S. border.

"Save the Children urges the Biden Administration to focus on creating a humane system to process asylum claims for children and families seeking asylum while ensuring their safety and dignity are upheld."

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