U.S. Airlines Speak Out Against Family Separation

The world has turned its attention to the United States regarding immigrant children separated from their parents. Last week, American and United, along with other large U.S. Airlines jumped into the fray.

The carriers announced to the public and the U.S. Government that they wanted no part in transporting the children to detention centers after taken forcibly from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border.

Friday saw Volaris, the Mexican low-cost airline, go one step further. The airline promised free seats to reunite these children with their families in Mexico and Central America.

In a statement, the airline said that Volaris’ mission is to unite families. They promised to do their part in bringing families together to build for their better future.

U.S. Airlines Want No Part in Separating Families And Work to Find a Solution

Immigrant families so far have not contacted the airline to take advantage of their offer according to Volaris spokeswoman, Ana Ambrosi. However, the carrier has plans to expand its message via social media over the next few weeks.

The airline operates out of Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the U.S. Volaris has also contacted Mexico’s Foreign Ministry to offer help.

The Airlines in the U.S. that announced they wanted no part in transporting the separated children to the camps do fly passengers for the government. These are often under contracts that do not have the purpose for the flights disclosed.

On Wednesday, the world’s largest airline, American, said it wasn’t sure due to the contract flights if any had been for the use of migrant children. However, they expressed disappointment should that have been the case for any of the trips.

The airline said it had zero interest in working to separate families. Especially earn any money from such a thing.

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to end his administration’s 6-week practice of splitting children from their parents at the southern U.S. border. There is, however, one primary question that remains. What is the fate of the children who were taken from their parents previous to this signing? There are still over 2,300 children still in custody. If nothing is done to rectify the situation, they could be separated from their families forever.