United Airlines has taken a stance against the US government’s recent changes in immigration policy and has asked that children separated from families at the US border are not placed on its flights.
Under the enforcement of new changes in the Trump administrations immigration policy, families apprehended crossing the border into the US illegally have been split apart. Adult parents have been taken into custody with children sent to detention facilities.
Amid fierce global opposition, the US government has seemingly gone back on the changes and pledged to keep families together.
United Airlines recently released a statement asking the government not to use the airline to transport the separated children.
A statement posted on social media can be read below. It is signed off by the airline’s CEO, Oscar Munoz.
United asks U.S. government not to fly separated immigrant children on our aircraft. pic.twitter.com/MPPbhO6aqV
— United Airlines (@united) June 20, 2018