Mexico condemns Trump administration proposal to separate families crossing border

3/9/2017 The Hill

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Mexico’s top diplomat condemned the potential separation of families caught trying to cross the border into the United States after meeting with top U.S. officials.

In a meeting with top White House officials, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray called a proposal to separate children and parents caught entering the United States illegally unacceptable.

Videgaray said in a press conference Thursday he’d informed National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster, chief economic advisor Gary Cohn and senior adviser Jared Kushner that Mexico was open to constructive dialogue as long as the human rights of its citizens were respected by U.S. authorities.

“We believe that to separate families at their arrival, independently of the reasons that may motivate this policy, represents an attack against the integrity of the fundamental unit of social life that is family,” Videgaray said.

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