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ANA President Responds to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

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Shannon McClendon, 301-628-5391
shannon.mcclendon@ana.org

Joan Hurwitz, 301-628-5020
joan.hurwitz@ana.org

Silver Spring, MD – The following statement is attributable to American Nurses Association president Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN in response to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act:

“The American Nurses Association (ANA) is troubled by the Administration’s policy of actively separating children from their families as they seek to enter the United States without documentation. The Code of Ethics for Nurses sets the expectation that we must always preserve the human rights of vulnerable groups, such as children, women and refugees. ANA urges everyone involved to protect the mental and physical health of these children who face an uncertain future without their families.”

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