Currently, US Health and Human Services, the country's agency responsible for sheltering unaccompanied migrant children for the longterm, has 11,200 unaccompanied children in their care with it taking an average of 45 days to find a sponsor for a child to stay with until their parents' immigration status is sorted out.
"Border security laws should be changed but the Dem (ocrat) s cant get their act together".
"We are deeply concerned that the zero tolerance policy recently put in place along the U.S. southern border has led to people caught entering the country irregularly being subjected to criminal prosecution and having their children-including extremely young children-taken away from them as a result", wrote Human Rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani. "That's an offense", Mr. Sessions told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday.
The United States is the only country in the world that has not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and recently adopted a zero-tolerance policy with undocumented migrants.
Donald Trump tweeted on the issue on Tuesday, blaming the opposition party.
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Most crossing the United States southern border are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador where there is rampant violence and persecution targeting children and young adults, he said.
"Detention is never in the best interests of the child and always constitutes a child rights violation", she said, calling on Washington to "adopt non-custodial alternatives that allow children to remain with their families".
The zero-tolerance policy is an attempt to reduce the thousands of Central Americans, primarily from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, who cross the US-Mexico border each week asking for asylum from violence in their own countries, according to the Guardian.
Poverty, as well as deepening violence from criminal gangs and drug traffickers has driven hundreds of thousands of Central Americans to try to cross the United States border illegally or seek asylum in the country.
"There is nothing normal about detaining children", she said.
"Our position is that preserving family unity is a fundamental tenet of refugee protection", United Nations refugee agency spokesman William Spindler said.