Campaign to #FreetheFamilies
Oct 11, 2018
As you may know, nearly 80 mothers and children who had been forcibly separated at the border are now languishing in prolonged detention together in Dilley, Texas.
CNN published handwritten letters from these detained mothers detailing their experiences of separation, coercion, and trauma at the hands of the government.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Dilley Pro Bono Project invite you to join their social media campaign to free the 39 families who have endured months of detention with no end in sight. Here’s what you can do:
- Share the piece on social media using the hashtag #FreetheFamilies. See sample tweets below.
- Read the letters in their entirety on the Immigration Justice Campaign website.
- Submit a comment to the government on the administration’s proposed Flores regulations, which if implemented could result in the indefinite detention of thousands more immigrant children.
Thank you for making your voice heard in an effort to #FreetheFamilies!
- Thousands of immigrant parents were forcibly separated from their children this summer. Some remain detained indefinitely in Dilley, Texas. #FreetheFamilies #ImmigrationJustice @CNN @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- Read @CNN’s spotlight on separated parents now detained with their children indefinitely. The government must #FreetheFamilies. @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- Family detention is NOT a solution to family separation. Read letters from moms once separated from their children, who are now jailed with them in Dilley, TX. #FreetheFamilies #ImmigrationJustice @CNN @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- Join the movement to #FreetheFamilies who remain detained following the #FamilySeparation crisis: @CNN @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- “Those months [of separation] were so desperate. I didn't eat or sleep. I felt traumatized and the worst was when I asked for my child the first thing they said was that he had been given up for adoption.” #FreetheFamilies @CNN @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- “The mark left on each of us the mothers and children from having lived this torment is one of the saddest things in our lives. I thank God for giving me the strength, hope, and will to keep fighting.” #FreetheFamilies @CNN @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- These mothers faced separation from their children. They remain detained with their children indefinitely. Read their stories and join the fight to #FreetheFamilies @CNN @TalKopan https://cnn.it/2Iri95P
- “I feel very sad because I spent a lot of time suffering during my trip, hoping that God make a miracle and help us. I am from Honduras. I suffered domestic rape, I am very damaged.” #FreeTheFamilies http://ow.ly/jBn630m1kWa
- “They transferred me back to Port Isabel where I spent desperate days without being able to speak to my son who I missed so much. I had never been separated from him for so long.” #FreeTheFamilies http://ow.ly/jBn630m1kWa
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