Urgent Call for ActionJuly 2019
As follow up to our National Call for Action of August 2018, the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) Advocacy Committee continues to be deeply alarmed by the current crisis experienced by immigrant children and youth on the United States/Mexico border. Excesses committed by the Border Security and ICE personnel, as well as the abhorrent inhumane conditions that families and children in ICE’s detention centers find themselves in (over-crowded cells, limited access to water, sanitation, hygiene supplies, etc.) are unacceptable. Staff of these detention centers need to recognize that they are in violation of children's rights and international standards.