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International labor groups to rally against U.S. policy of separation of migrant families
June 17,2019   By:Xinhua
GENEVA, June 17, 2019 -- An international delegation of global labor leaders, civil society and students will rally Monday here in Geneva to condemn the U.S. Administration's policy of migrant family separation on the country's southern border.
In a media statement issued Friday, Public Services International (PSI), a global trade union federation representing 20 million working women and men who deliver public services in 163 countries and regions, announced the rally will take place on Monday morning near the UN headquarters in Geneva.
Participants of the rally will include leaders from various international labor groups like PSI, American Federation of Teachers, Education International and students from International School of Geneva.
"Over the last year, 2,500 children have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as a direct result of the U.S. government's notorious 'Zero Tolerance' immigration policy," the statement said.
It added that five children have died in custody over the past six months.
According to PSI, in June 2018 a number of organizations and human rights groups as well as more than 100,000 individuals had filed a complaint to UN on this topic.
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