Stand With Your Neighbors
June 12 @ 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Stand up if you value showing respect for all people, no matter where they were born...
We oppose inhumane treatment of all people and the government agencies that perpetuate it. People who immigrate to the US make our country stronger and are entitled to basic respect.
Action: Stand with people detained in ICE facilities.
Call: Your one House rep and two senators (look up).
Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] concerned about the lack of oversight in detention centers where thousands of families, many with small children, are housed. To increase oversight and stop further construction of lucrative immigrant prisons, will [name] commit to co-signing the DONE Act (S. 2849/H.R. 5820)? Thank you.
Action: Stand with children separated from their families.
Call: Your one House rep (look up). Even if they already agree/don’t care.
Script: The administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy separates children from adults when they cross the border without authorizing documents or (legally) present themselves as asylum seekers. I would like [name] to support two bills to stop this inhumane practice.
The Child Citizen Protection Act (H.B. 2508) would allow judges to decline any order separating a non-citizen parent from a citizen child.
The HELP Separated Children Act (H.B. 5950) would require states to provide separated children with foster care through welfare agencies or community organizations and require DHS personnel to undergo child welfare training.
Action: Stand with children and families being separated by ICE.
Write: The appointed officials listed below. (Print out copies of this letter.)
Script: Our nation has a moral responsibility to protect children and treat them with basic decency, regardless of immigration status. The inhumane practice of separating children from parents as an immigration deterrent must stop. As a taxpayer funding this egregious neglect of duty, I urge you to take full and immediate responsibility for ensuring children’s well-being and safety. Keep families together. Stop locking them up. Sincerely, [name, state] (h/t)
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Address: Secretary of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. 20528
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan
Address: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20536
HHS Secretary Alex Azar
Address: Office of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201
Acting Assistant ACF Secretary Steven Wagner
Address: Administration for Children and Families, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201
ORR Director Scott Lloyd
Address: Office of Refugee Resettlement, Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C ST SW, Washington DC 20201
Action: Oppose ICE’s practice of targeting protest leaders.
Call: Seattle’s City Attorney’s office at (206) 684-7757.
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