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Chancellor Collins calls for country to support children separated from parents at the border

UMass Medical School Communications

June 22, 2018
  UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins in a white, standing on the bridge between the Albert Sherman Center and the Medical School.

Chancellor Michael F. Collins

Chancellor Michael F. Collins believes the nation should unite around the children separated from their parents at the United States’ border, calling for Americans to send nurses, physicians and mental health specialists as well as clothing and food to their aid, according to his June 22 op-ed in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

“The simple fact is that ending family separations is not enough,” Chancellor Collins said, of President Trump’s executive order on June 20 to stop taking children away from parents seeking asylum at the border. More than 2,000 children were separated from families and sent to detention facilities recently, under the president’s direction, before the practice was ended. But it is unknown when the families will be reunited. “Now that we are in this situation, let us, as a nation, begin to care for these children.”

“Just as we do after natural or manmade disasters, Americans are at our best when we are helping those in need.”

Read the full editorial here: As I See It: Ending family separations at America’s border Is not enough