The cruel and inhumane treatment of children and families at our southern border continues. And so must our outrage and efforts to stop it!
Please help us get Congressman Chris Smith to understand this and to truly stand up for the “innocents” he professes to want to protect.
The Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged that nearly 2000 children have been separated from their parents and incarcerated in the past six weeks. That’s a rate of roughly 50 children per day ripped away from their families and dispatched to warehouses and isolated tent “cities”. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/16/620451012/dhs-nearly-2-000-children-separated-from-adults-at-border-in-six-weeks
While any decent, humane human being could be expected to be appalled and heartbroken by these numbers, ICE, DHS and the administration that instituted the practice (which is NOT a law) seem to point to them with pride.
NOTE: The current GOP “compromise” on Immigration DOES NOT END family separation.https://twitter.com/indivisibleteam/status/1007744822499790848?s=21
We are rallying for real change and clean legislation. Children shouldn’t be a bargaining chip. Period. See KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER ACT – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3036/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22keep+families+together+act%22%5D%7D&r=1
Bring signs! All are welcome, including children and teens.