American Airlines Asks Government Not to Use Its Flights to Carry Immigrant Children
NY Slimes ^ | June 20, 2018 | Richard Fausset
Posted on 6/20/2018, 3:21:09 PM by Jane Long
American Airlines asked the federal government on Wednesday to stop using its commercial planes for “transporting children who have been separated from their families due to the current immigration policy.”
The announcement, which was posted on American’s website, is the latest fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to separate parents who have arrived at the southern border illegally from their children.
Several flight attendants for American, the world’s largest airline, have posted testimony on public and private social media channels in recent days, describing how they have seen groups of unaccompanied Latino children on domestic flights, accompanied not by parents but by federal agents.
It is difficult to discern whether the children seen were those who had been separated from their parents under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Indeed, the airline, in its statement, said that it “has no way to know what kinds of government passengers it transports.”…
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