This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Put pressure on Donald Trump to end the separation of migrant families.
The US government is taking migrant children as young as a year old away from their families and locking them in separate detention centres. Worse still, there are now over 1500 children that have been lost by the system, leaving them vulnerable to human traffickers. End this human rights violation!
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months
This response was given on 21 June 2018
As the Prime Minister said on 20 June, we believe that US child separation policy is wrong and not something that we agree with. We are pleased that the Administration has changed their position.
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As the Prime Minister said on 20 June, we believe that the US child separation policy is wrong and not something that we agree with. We do not apply similar measures here and will never do so. The UK avoids separating children from their parents as much as possible.
Later on the 20 June, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at ending the separation policy. We are pleased that the Administration has changed their position and hope that children will be reunited quickly with their families.
The UK has a strong and enduring partnership with the US. Our close relationship means that we can raise concerns directly.
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