Mexico has taken action against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, which has resulted in the children of immigrants apprehended crossing the southern border being taken from their parents and entered into U.S. care.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexico appealed to the United Nations Thursday to intervene and prevent further family separations at the border.
President Trump last week signed an executive order to end the practice after a global outcry, but the Mexican government made no mention of Trump’s order in a statement released Thursday evening.
The statement said Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s foreign secretary, met Thursday in New York with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and urged the U.N. to intervene on the issue.
The statement called the separation of families cruel and a violation of human rights. Videgaray had already condemned the practice in remarks on June 18, calling it “cruel and inhuman.”