Despite Trump’s executive order, our country is still locking up children on our southern border, hopefully, without separating them from their parents. Families seeking asylum can be locked up indefinitely under this executive order. There is NO plan to reunite the kidnapped children with their parents, some of whom are in the process of being deported.
Read this information from the ACLU: Fact-Checking Family Separation
The way we treat refugees seeking asylum violates international law and treaties we have signed, as discussed in this diary atDaily Kos: The Immigration Law No One is Talking About.
Call Congress now!
Let them know you want the kidnapped children returned to their parents.
Ask them to end the zero-tolerance policy that would lock up families indefinitely.
Bring back the Family Case Management Program that Trump ended in June 2017which allowed families to be placed into a program, together, that connected them with a case manager and legal orientation that ensured they understood how to apply for asylum and attend immigration court proceedings. The program had a 99.6 percent appearance rate at immigration court hearings for those enrolled in the program.
Senator Chuck Grassley (202) 224-3744
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