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Bachelet urges U.S. To find alternatives to mass detention of migrants

FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations rights boss Michelle Bachelet on Friday welcomed moves by the Biden administration to combat systemic racism and end the family separation policy for migrants, but called for more reforms.

“I encourage further measures to tackle remaining issues, such as the massive detention of migrants, through the implementation of alternatives to detention,” Bachelet told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva which the United States rejoined as an observer earlier this month.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by John Revill

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