In a strongly worded statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics said President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration are “harmful to immigrant children.” The statement, released Wednesday, went on to say “Children do not immigrate, they flee.”
One of the Executive Orders would remove federal funding from cities in America who protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, claiming that cities allowing undocumented immigrants are harming the American public and “the very fabric of our Republic.”
President Donald Trump's new immigration orders are harmful and will worsen the plight of children fleeing for their lives, pediatricians said Wednesday.
And they will scare the children of immigrants already living in the country, causing toxic stress, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a strongly worded statement.
"The Executive Orders signed today are harmful to immigrant children and families throughout our country," AAP President Fernando Stein said. "Many of the children who will be most affected are the victims of unspeakable violence and have been exposed to trauma.