The American Humanist Association Board of Directors condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific and reprehensible actions of the perpetrators Donald J. Trump, Jefferson B. Sessions, Kirstjen M. Nielsen and individuals acting under their direction, in separating children from their parents and legal guardians at the borders of the United States. Read full statement:
"A just nation would extend compassion and refuge to those who have experienced abuse and oppression in their countries of origin, seeking to offer them a new home. A just nation welcomes the migrant with a full appreciation of their humanity. A just nation does not jail small children, even with their families, when new technology allows for their release pending any legal proceedings."