Biden Administration Should Continue Steps to Reunite All Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
May 3, 2021
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Fernanda Durand (443) 396 3317 [email protected]
Nancy Treviño (786) 201-8958 [email protected] 

 

Four children will unite with their mothers this week, a first step in a necessary long sustained effort to reunite all families

 

The following is a joint statement from Alianza Americas and Presente.org in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of the reunification of four children, who were separated from their parents by the prior Administration. 

 

Finally, four children from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico who entered the U.S. and were separated from their parents by the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, will be reunited with their mothers this week. This is certainly welcomed good news and Alianza Americas and Presente.org commend the Biden Administration for this initial effort. However, there is much more work to be done as hundreds of children remain separated from their parents. We need more bold actions like this that have a direct impact on the lives of immigrant and asylum-seeking children and their parents. We urge the administration to continue efforts to reunite every single child with their parents. Reuniting these four families is the first step to undo the harm caused by these traumatic human rights violations. Additionally, other forms of reparations such as mental health treatment and legalization options are necessary for each family. We hope to continue hearing similar announcements from the Administration in the coming weeks. 

 

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Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America. 

 

Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group — and the nation’s premier Latinx digital organizing hub — advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture. Presente.org’s mission is to advance Latinx power and create winning campaigns that amplify Latinx voices; expand the political imagination and traditional boundaries; and foster inspiration for freedom, equity, and justice.

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