Antigua to support resolution against US putting children in cages

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Antigua and Barbuda is preparing for a backlash as it plans to support Mexico at the Organisation of American States (OAS).

Mexico is sponsoring a resolution condemning the United States of America for separating migrant children from their parents at the border.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne called the Trump administration decision “very barbaric” and said, “our country will be supporting that resolution against the United States.”

He noted that the US has a propensity to threaten small countries with punitive action whenever they exercise their sovereign right “and I would not be surprised if this may not be one such decision.”

Browne said while the US had a right to protect its borders, putting children in cages is unacceptable.

“Antigua and Barbuda stands against such barbaric acts and whatever the consequences they can feel free to proceed.”

As a matter of policy, the US government is separating families who seek asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally.

Dozens of parents are being split from their children each day — the children labeled “unaccompanied minors” and sent to government custody or foster care, the parents labeled criminals and sent to jail.

Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their parents each day.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. A&B always in somebody business .. the US and Mexico is NOT your business Antigua. Sort out Barbuda! Sort out all these businesses that are closing their doors under your administration. Keep out of Mexico and America business.

    • What the administration is doing is wrong but Antigua have so many issues that need assisting why he PM dont fix his business first and leave the US issues alone. Where the jobs he supposed to create chups.

    • I guess when it suites you Human Rights are everyone’s business. The US is not above the international law of human rights.
      But like always They will call countries like Venezuela out on the very same human rights and condemn and penalize them with sanctions.

  2. You do realize those pictures are from 2014 they are OBAMA CAGES.
    Remember you named a hill after him, WE named a Land Fill.

  3. Brown needs to take care of his business at home first before he get’s involved into the affairs of other countries business. He needs to take a good look at the state in which some of elderly individuals live. What has he ever done to assist the handicaps in Antigua? I can go on but it a waste of my time.

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