Children cause crisis between Mexico and the United States
The Executive Director of Border Network for Human Rights, Fernando Garcia, said that the US administration is preventing entry of human rights organizations into closed camps where Mexican immigrant children are being held.
"We are trying to get permission to enter, but the position of the US administration is still vague, and there is no transparency in this matter," Garcia said in an exclusive interview with the agency.
Garcia added that the conditions of children living in the camps are unimaginable, with temperatures currently ranging between 40 and 42 degrees. "We do not know what conditions are there because the government does not allow journalists and human rights organizations to enter."
He also expressed his belief that US President Trump "exercised the risk of the immigration crisis" on the Mexican border to move his policy in this area.
In April, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero-tolerance policy" toward families crossing the border in the US southwest illegally. This policy calls for the separation of the children of illegal immigrants from their families on the grounds that children can not remain with their parents in temporary detention centers.
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