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United, American Condemns Immigrant Family Separation

United, American Condemns Immigrant Family Separation
Ryan Boyd

Legacy carriers American Airlines and United Airlines have both released statements condemning the government policy of separating the children of immigrants from their parents, asking the government not to place children aboard their flights for these purposes.

The full statement from American Airlines is as follows:

“The family separation process that has been widely publicized is not at all aligned with the values of American Airlines – we bring families together, not apart. American, like many U.S. airlines, provides travel to the federal government through contracts; however, the government does not disclose information about the nature of the flights it takes or the passengers who are traveling. While we have carried refugees for non-profits and the government, many of whom are being reunited with family or friends, we have no knowledge that the federal government has used American to transport children who have been separated from their parents due to the recent immigration policy, but we would be extremely disappointed to learn that is the case.”

To read more on this story, go to ABC 7 News.

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View Comments (3)


  1. MaxVO


    June 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    IOW if Dr Dao travelled with children, they would’ve punched and dragged the whole family.

  2. Knowitawe

    June 21, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Shame on these airlines for refusing compassionate service to these immigrant children on their pathway to citizenship. Instead of embracing the opportunity to serve them in this difficult transition, they reject them. The won’t happen Delta or Southwest. Boo United and boo American Airlines. No wonder you’re my Airlines of last resort.

  3. Loving My Raffles

    June 21, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Haven’t the kids been through enough? Don’t make them fly United.

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