On Thursday, September 13th, Rutgers University-Camden held a free panel discussion titled Child Separations at the Border, to explore the issues related to the border crisis.
Officials say the goal of the discussion was to educate the community on what is taking place and come up with solutions to better handle immigration at the U.S. border to help protect migrant children.
"Children's rights need to be treated as human rights," said John Wall, professor, childhood studies, Rutgers University-Camden.
"Children are not the property of their parents. They're not some lesser group that don't deserve due process or their dignity or voices being heard, but actually they're full human beings in and of themselves who ought to be treated as such."
Thursday's panel was made up of childhood studies professors and researchers from Rutgers University-Camden.