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Abstract
This article focuses on the Bzero-tolerance^ policy adopted in spring, 2018, in the USA. This immigration policy criminalized thundocumented or illegal entry of child migrants and their families on the southwestern U.S. border. Those affected were mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The implementation of this policy resulted in the forced separation of children from their families and the violation of human rights of those detained in authorized facilities and foster care. The policy coincides with limited U.S. government case management of unaccompanied and accompanied minors. We examine critical issues to includinternational conventions regarding child rights and the best interest of the child that provide globally recognized guidance to prevent separations of children from their parents. These discriminating policies and unjust practices have already triggereinstitutional condemnations and legal complaints at the national and international levels. Inform