Canada has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which specifically states “parties shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will” (Article 9);
Canada has a duty to speak out internationally on this;
Many, perhaps most people in the United States, abhor this inhumane practice and they need the support of the international community to have it changed; and
Canada must use its diplomatic power to end this international human rights abuse.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to be vocal and visible in its opposition to the United States’ cruel and dangerous policy of separating asylum-seeking children from their families and to do the following:
1. Exercise all diplomatic channels to express Canadian opposition to the policy of separating refugee children from their families;
2. Urge the Prime Minister to directly contact the U.S. President to condemn this practice;
3. Contact allies to exert similar international pressure on President Trump.
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