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Immigration Issues Statement from Dean Barth

June 18, 2018    |  

JUNE 18, 2018

Dear UMSSW Community,

The outrage about the separation of thousands of children from their parents at the US border is gathering national, even bi-partisan, and international support.  We at the University of Maryland School of Social Work are in agreement with this outrage and join together to repudiate this harmful and inhumane practice.  These dire new procedures are creating a range of extraordinarily detrimental consequences for the children of immigrants and refugees traumatized by forced removal from their parents. These uncalled for and unacceptable harms must stop.