The federal government’s ongoing crackdown on migrant families and asylum seekers, including a cruel new “Zero Tolerance” policy at the border, implemented in May, has separated as many as 2,000 children from their families. Other reports reveal that kids are being abused and assaulted at the hands of the US government.,. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new, attacks on asylum law will keep this vital protection out of reach of people who need it, including victims of gang and domestic violence.
Alianza Americas joins the call for the government to respect the rights of asylum seekers and #KeepFamiliesTogether.
Alianza Americas believes that all children should be able to grow and thrive in their countries of origin under their parents’ care. However, if migration is the only option for safety or security, families should be fully protected across the migration route and received with compassion in the United States.
Here are ways that you can take action tell the government that #FamiliesBelongTogether:
- Add your name to this petition to demand that the government immediately stop the cruel practice of separating families at the border.
- Call the Department of Justice at 202-353-1555 to say that the United States should not turn its back on people fleeing violence. Voice your disgust with Session’s changes to asylum policy.
- Call your Senators and Representatives to demand that the US government respect migrant families’ rights to seek asylum in the United States—and be allowed to stay together during the process.
- Become one of our #AlliesAcrossBorders to support our critical transnational efforts to protect migrant children and families.
Alianza Americas remains committed to its transnational mission to keep migrant children safe, keep them out of detention, and keep families together. Thank you for your support.