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Demand HHS Take Action to Reunite Families Now

on July 13, 2018

Girl with border patrol

The clock is ticking on the court-appointed deadline to reunite asylum-seeking children who have been cruelly separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Every day of separation and detention causes more trauma. The research makes the toll of these delays painfully clear: for refugees, being forcibly separated from family has an impact on standard mental health indicators that is matched only by the experience of being beaten and tortured. As health professionals and supporters of human rights, we must demand action now.

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