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For the second time in just two weeks, the United Nations is condemning the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of separating young children from their parents at the U.S. border. And this time, the UN’s top human rights official is calling this policy what it really is: child abuse.
“The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” said Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the U.N.’s high commissioner on human rights.
When al-Hussein uses the word “abuse,” he’s not exaggerating. Medical professionals are pointing out that the psychological stress of separating children from their parents at a young age can cause lifelong damage, from behavioral problems to heart conditions.…