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ONA's Statement on the Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy

The Oregon Nurses Association’s (ONA) President-elect Lynda Pond, ADN, RNC, has issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s ongoing policy of separating children from their families near the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The Trump administration’s reckless policy of separating young children from their parents is cruel, inhumane and categorically wrong.

Isolating thousands of young children in makeshift prisons is an appalling practice that is disastrous for children’s health and well-being.

Children fleeing tragic circumstances are being further traumatized by losing the only sense of comfort and security they know; leaving them scared, alone and uncertain if they will ever see their families again.

This policy is indefensible, immoral and a serious violation of basic human rights. It must be stopped and the children involved must be reunited with their families as soon as possible to avoid irreparable damages.

As a member organization representing nearly 15,000 Oregon nurses and health care workers, ONA vehemently opposes the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their families and calls on all public officials to join us in demanding that the Trump administration end its child separation policy and immediately reunite these children with their families.”

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