WASHINGTON—CARE, the global humanitarian and development organization, calls the Trump Administration’s approach to border security “self-defeating and inhumane.”
Sheba Crocker, CARE USA’s Vice President of Humanitarian Policy and Practice, said:
“The humanitarian crisis in this hemisphere is the result of migrants who are fleeing violence, oppression, and dire economic circumstances and of the Trump Administration’s change to US asylum policy at the southern border. The majority of migrants are families, women and children, and many face additional violence, including sexual assault and gender-based violence, along the way in their search for refuge and safety.
The Administration’s proposed policies of slashing the very assistance that helps to address the root causes of this crisis and building a border wall, which dramatically restricts access to asylum, are self-defeating and inhumane.
Any effective approach to restoring and preserving security in our hemisphere, with a true commitment to humanitarian principles, must include principled leadership in addressing the underlying causes of the migrant crisis in Central America while implementing a humane asylum policy in line with US law and international obligations.
To that end, CARE calls on the Administration to invest in effective, sustainable foreign assistance programs that meaningfully address the reasons people are fleeing their homes in the first place.”