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American Policy: Non-Indigenous Families

american policy: A rally in Halifax joined hundreds of events around the world pushing back against an American policy separating families caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Toronto Star. Stacey Gomez / THE CANADIAN PRESS Masuma Khan, the daughter of Afghanistan immigrants, says Canada has been separating Indigenous families for decades. While Halifax's event was intended to stand in solidarity with detained migrants south of the border, activists say Canada's record of separating families is far from spotless. As examples, she pointed to residential schools the last of which closed in the mid-90s and the Sixties Scoop, a practice in which about 20,000 Indigenous children were taken from their homes and adopted into non-Indigenous families between 1951 and 1991. Article Continued Below He says it's important to show that there's international pressure for the U.S. to stop separating families at the border. Sam Bolton attended the rally with his toddler son Tobias and says he was struck by how needlessly cruel and horrifying the U.S. policy is. ( As reported in the news.