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Children's Museums Call for Better Treatment of Migrant Kids

a little girl tearfully speaks into a mic about family separations at the border with mexico
(Ross D. Franklin/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 July 2019 05:12 PM EDT

Children's museums nationwide are calling for better treatment of migrant children in detention centers, CNN reports.

In Indianapolis, the Children's Museum announced Tuesday it was standing with colleagues in the children's museum field "in our belief that all children are valued citizens."

The Association of Children's Museums issued a statement last week addressing its concerns, saying "through forced separations and inhumane treatment in overcrowded, unsanitary facilities, the United States is denying children their basic human rights.

"ACM calls for the immediate, humane treatment of these children and families," said the statement by the organization, which represents museums in all 50 states and 19 countries.

Neighborhood North Museum of Play in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and Kidzu Children's Museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shared the ACM statement and added they "hold inclusivity and equity as core values."

The Trump administration has downplayed reports of inhumane and unsanitary conditions at detention facilities, though reports by the Associated Press and The New York Times cite overcrowding, sexual assault, bullying, limited or no access to showers, healthcare, food or water, at some U.S. facilities.

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