National WIC Association

January 27, 2017

AAP Issues Statement on Protecting Immigrant Children

Following Wednesday’s immigration-focused Executive Orders signed by President Donald Trump, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement underscoring the Academy’s continued support for immigrant children and their families. In the statement, Dr. Fernando Stein, President of AAP, urges President Trump and his administration “to ensure that children and families who are fleeing violence and adversity can continue to seek refuge in our country.” He goes on to say, “Immigrant children and families are an integral part of our communities and our nation, and they deserve to be cared for, treated with compassion, and celebrated. Most of all, they deserve to be healthy and safe. Pediatricians stand with the immigrant families we care for and will continue to advocate that their needs are met and prioritized."

The National WIC Association stands with AAP. Together, we will continue to work to protect the health and well-being of all children.