First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to Michelle Brané, Executive Director of the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to offer our recommendations to ensure that the cruel practices of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy never occurs again.

Excerpt from the Comment:

To ensure the federal government does not repeat the policies and practices that led to family separation at the border, we urge the Administration to pursue redress and accountability for separated families; issue guidance based on rights to family unity and due process; eliminate all other deterrence-based policies that result in family separation; and put in place standards, processes, and entities to ensure all government policies are based on a “best interests of the child” standard.

Read the full comment.