• Press Release

Amnesty International USA Statement on Resignation of Acting CBP Chief

June 25, 2019

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The following can be attributed to Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA:

“Children should never be held in detention at all, let alone in the appalling conditions that were detailed in reports this weekend from a Texas border patrol station. Today’s announcement that the chief of Customs and Border Protection is resigning is an opportunity for steps to be taken, including Congressional hearings and investigations, to provide accountability for these shocking abuses, and compassionate care to children seeking safety in the United States. Any effort to normalize the warehousing of children is unacceptable.”