Mariane

Young woman detained in the United States of America 6 years ago, when she was still a child

Mariane Quintão was detained in the United States of America for one month 6 years ago, when she was still a child. Today at the United Nations, she made an important speech at the 3rd Informal Thematic Session of the Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

"Detention is no place for a child" says Mariane, "I can affirm that returns are a violent process, which strip children away from their homes, their families, their friends and their communities..."

Watch the speech of Mariane here:

Source: End Immigration Detention of Children, Global Campaign. www.endchilddetention.org

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