Take Action: The Trump administration MUST stop ripping families apart at the border

TRUMP SEPARATING CHILDREN AT BORDERTRUMP SPPECH AT SNAP ON TOOLS

 

 

blogger’s note: ACLU SUING TRUMP OVER BORDER SEPARATIONS OF YOUNG CHILDREN FROM PARENTS

6/5/2018

Target: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Immigrant and civil rights groups have never seen anything like this. Infants and children are being ripped from their mother’s arms as they enter the United States.

In one case in Arizona, a 53 week old infant was recently in court without a parent. These are children and families seeking asylum from Central America and Africa―from violence in their home countries.

In a recent interview with NPR, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called this policy a “tough deterrent.” But the motives of the White House are clear: To punish immigrant families.

Now, the ACLU is suing the U.S. government to reunite these families.

 

DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS RASHIDA CALLS THIS TO OUR ATTENTION.

Tell U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

Stop the atrocious policy of ripping children from their parents arms as they cross into the United States. This policy is unprecedented and is causing permanent harm to children and their families.

We demand that you stop your assault on immigrant families and immediately reunite children with their parents.

frederick,

We have long known of Donald Trump’s atrocious rhetoric and actions toward immigrants. But now we are learning of his administration’s unprecedented policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents at the border.

In one case in Arizona, a 53 week old infant was recently in court without a parent. These are children and families seeking asylum in the U.S. from Central America and Africa―people fleeing violence in their home countries.

ICE agents are putting children into government detention centers, where children are abused and traumatized.

The motives of the White House are clear: To punish immigrant families.

In a recent interview with NPR, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called this policy a “tough deterrent.” But now, the ACLU is suing the U.S. government to reunite these families.

Stand with me and our partners to demand that the Trump administration and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stop its assault on immigrant families. Demand that children and parents be immediately reunited.

In past administrations, the Office of Refugee Resettlement had been used to assist children who crossed the border on their own. These were children who were often 13 or 14 years old, fleeing violence and poverty. But this new U.S. government policy is unnecessarily turning children―often as young as 6 or 7―into unaccompanied minors.

Immigrant and civil rights groups have said that they have never seen anything like this. This type of policy is causing permanent harm to children and families, in the name of our government.

Sign the petition to Jeff Sessions demanding that he and the administration immediately stop this atrocious policy of ripping families apart at the border.

Donald Trump’s cruelty toward immigrants and people of color knows no bounds. Together we must fight his destructive policies, which directly harm children and families.

Thank you for standing with me and taking action today.

-Rashida

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