#Human Rights
The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump
United States of America

Migrant children under the care of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were allegedly beaten, threatened with sexual violence and repeatedly assaulted while in custody between 2009 and 2014, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.

Based on 30,000 pages of documents obtained through a records request, the report includes gruesome, detailed accusations of physical and mental abuse at the hands of officers. The claims were filed by unaccompanied minors, most of whom hailed from El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras.

Border authorities were accused of kicking a child in the ribs and forcing a 16-year-old girl to “spread her legs” for an aggressive body search. Other children accused officers of punching a child in the head three times, running over a 17-year-old boy and denying medical care to a pregnant teen, who later had a stillbirth.

Operation Safe Haven, a division of Pax Pneuma ask that the President reverse their policy of violence and aggression, and recognize that such actions are unamerican.. All humans being deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their immigration status. Children should be protected and be guaranteed a safe haven.

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The Operation Safe Haven petition to The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump was written by Terrence Threadwell and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.

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