FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2022
Elyssa Pachico | +1 503 347 23 29 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Myneilles Negron | +1 703 585 6727 | email@example.com
WASHINGTON – As part of the #FreedomForAll campaign, Alianza Americas, a coalition of 55 migrant-led organizations across the U.S., and Presente.org, the country’s largest Latinx digital organizing platform, petition the U.S. government to abolish immigration detention and defund private prisons that hold the majority of detained migrants.
The U.S. government spends billions of dollars in direct funds on inhumane and corrupt detentions that incarcerate migrants fleeing violence and humanitarian crises. The #FreedomForAll campaign website, launched today, features statistics highlighting how such funds could better serve our communities through safe and moral programs, including universal legal representation, improved healthcare access, access to quality housing, and other programs. It is time for President Biden to uphold his campaign promise, end detention centers, and establish humane migration programs.