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American College of Surgeons Comments on Children and U.S. Immigration Policy

CHICAGO (June 19, 2018): The leadership of the American College of Surgeons calls for immediate change to the current method of enforcement of U.S. immigration policy that separates children from their parents at our nation's borders. The emotional stress to the members of these families cannot be condoned as a safe practice of border control. An immediate alternative to enforce immigration policy must be developed to avoid disruption of families and to prevent the inherent health and psychological stress to innocent children. The long-term effects of this trauma on many of these children will be substantial. We call for our nation's elected leadership to work together to secure the nation’s borders and enforce immigration policies without placing innocent children at risk.


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The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients.  The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery.  Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.  The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.  For more information, visit