Hopkins hosts panel on U.S. child separation policy at Mexican border

BALTIMORE - The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will hold a seminar Monday, Sept. 17 discussing the child separation policy for undocumented families trying to enter the United States along its southern border with Mexico.

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Titled "Separated: Children at the Border, a Health and Human Rights Perspective," will take place at the school's Sommer Hall (615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore) from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The school will also make a webcast option available. 

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Speakers include:

  • Dr. Josh Sharfstien, Vice Dean of Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Bloomberg School
  • Colleen Kraft, MD, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Eric Schwartz, JD, President of Refugees International
  • George Escobar, BA, Chief of Programs and Services for CASA de Maryland
  • Paul Spiegel, MD, Director of the Center for Humanitarian Health

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United States Customs and Border Protection separated thousands of families who cross the border, many in search of asylum. Although a recent Executive Order suspended the separation policy, many children have yet to be reunited with their families

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