ACTION ALERT: Say NO to Vitiello

The next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could separate more families. Call your Senators today and tell them NO on Ronald Vitiello. Here's a short script you can use:

Hi, I'm [name], a constituent in your state. I urge you to stop the confirmation of Ronald Vitiello as the next Director of ICE. Vitiello helped oversee the separation of over 2,000 immigrant children from their parents. Family separation causes psychological trauma - it is child abuse and must be stopped. 

Find your Senator's's number here: callmycongress.com

Thank you for standing up for immigrant families.

Submit your public comment before Nov. 6

it is more important than ever to #DefendFlores.

For more than 20 years, the Flores Agreement has protected the human rights of minors in detention. The Flores Agreement guarantees rights to shelter, food, healthcare, and access to legal counsel. It's crucial that we act now, as the Trump Administration: 

  • builds tent cities to hold children in detention;

  • threatens once to again separate families;

  • dehumanizes thousands of refugees as they seek safety from life-threatening situations

Submit your public comment by November 6th. Time is running out for these children and they need us to act.

Without Flores, these children who have already been traumatized by the situations they are fleeing, will have their basic human rights stripped away. The government will be permitted to indefinitely detain immigrant children.

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An update on #DefendFlores

Our initial goal? Mail 500 #DefendFlores letters to DHS to tell them that detained immigrant children deserve proper medical care and safe living conditions. Thanks to your overwhelming response, we are now mailing over 1,500 letters to DHS.

Help us reach our new goal - mailing 2,000 letters to DHS!

  • Become a #DefendFlores ambassador, and get 25+ letters signed in your community - email info@familiesbelong.org to get started

  • Buy a Families Belong Together tshirt, hoodie, or coffee mug - all proceeds generated during the month of October will help cover #DefendFlores postage, printing, and shipping

  • Donate directly to us - any extra funds raised may be donated to immigrant families in need or immigrant rights organizations

Donate to help an immigrant family

Adonias was 5 years old when he was separated for 2 months from his father and was forcibly drugged where he was held. 

We are in close touch with this family and know that they are facing thousands in legal fees, not to mention the mental healthcare needed after the trauma and child abuse that is family separation. Any amount you can give will help:

DONATE TODAY

If you can’t donate, please share this campaign on social media! Tell your friends and family about it.

Thank you for standing up for immigrant families.

Families Belong Together // Familias Unidas, No Divididas

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Help us #DefendFlores before Nov. 6

There's less than 30 days left to #DefendFlores via the public comment period. Do not let this administration detain immigrant children in camps indefinitely. Please visit our website now to tell DHS that detained immigrant children deserve proper medical care and safe living conditions.

Take it a step further - help us reach our goal of mailing 500 #DefendFlores letters to DHS!

  • Hold a letter-writing party and get your friends to sign letters

  • Become a #DefendFlores ambassador, and get 25+ letters signed in your community

We'll provide free letters with space to add your own message, pre-addressed envelopes, and even postage! Just email info@familiesbelong.org to get your FREE #DefendFlores letter kit.

Thank you for standing up for immigrant families.

Families Belong Together // Familias Unidas, No Divididas

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SUNDAY in NYC: Social justice rally and voter registration drive

This Sunday, October 7, organizations are coming together in Hudson Yards Park to raise awareness of social justice issues and register voters. The Love is Our Superpower Rallyrecognizes that superheroes aren’t just spandex and capes; they’re everyday people who stand up for others and help those in need. Heroes protect the vulnerable and give a voice to the voiceless.

Meet real-life superheroes and pop culture stars this Sunday from 4 - 6 PM:

RSVP via Facebook or sign up for email updates via Action Network.

See you soon!

Families Belong Together // Familias Unidas, No Divididas

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14 de junio: Crece oposición a políticas de separación familiar, nueva ronda de protestas nacionales

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: 8 de junio de 2018

Contacto para medios: Anna Tarkov, media@familiesbelong.org

14 de junio: Crece oposición a políticas de separación familiar, nueva ronda de protestas nacionales

Más de 3.500 personas se han registrado en familiesbelong.org

EE.UU. - El próximo 14 de junio de 2018, miles de personas en todo el país se unirán a marchas, manifestaciones o vigilias para protestar por el tratamiento cruel e inhumano hacia inmigrantes y refugiados. Esta nueva ronda de protestas llega después de la masiva respuesta durante el día de acción el pasado 1 de junio, y se espera que aumente el número de personas indignadas por la crisis actual de separación de familias en la frontera y la detención de niños y niñas.

Más de 3.500 padres, madres, abuelxs y vecinxs están organizando eventos en ciudades de todo el país a través del sitio web familiesbelong.org creado por Families Belong Together, un grupo de ciudadanxs que se oponen a la separación cruel, inhumana e injustificada de niños y niñas del lado de sus padres a lo largo de la frontera con México y en otros puertos de entrada a los Estados Unidos.

Pueden encontrar una lista de eventos confirmados en la parte inferior de este comunicado o en Facebook.

Los organizadores de Families Belong Together expresaron lo siguiente: "Como padres y madres, es inconcebible que el gobierno de Estados Unidos separe sistemáticamente a las familias inmigrantes. Son víctimas de la violencia, el hambre y la pobreza, y las acciones de nuestro gobierno los está victimizando nuevamente, causando daños incalculables. Niños de hasta 18 meses de edad son arrancados de los brazos de sus madres por nuestro propio gobierno. Este es un abuso violento y, como ciudadanos y votantes preocupados, afirmamos inequívocamente que esto no está en línea con los valores estadounidenses. Nos oponemos a las políticas inhumanas de la Administración de Trump, la Patrulla Fronteriza, ICE y otras agencias federales de inmigración. Estamos desanimados por la falta de liderazgo en el Congreso, cuyo trabajo es controlar al gobierno federal cuando se extralimita y abusa de su poder. Pedimos reformas inmediatas y el fin de esta barbarie".

La Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras del Hogar, una de las organizaciones que encabezó el Día Nacional de Acción #FamiliesBelongTogether el 1 de junio, está apoyando esta segunda ronda de eventos el 14 de junio.

"La indignación y la oposición solo seguirán creciendo si la Administración continúa con esta crueldad de separar a las familias", dice Jess Morales Rocketto, directora política de la Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras del Hogar y presidenta de su campaña de inmigración "We Belong Together". "Las familias merecen estar juntas. Eso no debería debatirse. Nadie debería aceptar que bebés que sean arrancados de los brazos de sus madres o niños puestos en detención lejos de sus padres. El Congreso tiene el poder de detener esta práctica inhumana".

Lista de eventos confirmados (se esperan más eventos)

CALIFORNIA

  • Carpinteria, CA: 5 PM PDT / Tomol Interactive Play Area - 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, California 93013

  • Los Angeles, CA: 5 PM PDT / MacArthur Park - 2230 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, California 90057

  • Riverside, CA: 5 PM PDT / Downtown Riverside, CA

  • San Jose, CA: 6 PM PDT / San José City Hall - 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, California 95113

 

COLORADO

  • Aurora, CO: 5 PM MDT / 3130 North Oakland Street Aurora, CO, 80010

 

FLORIDA

  • Orlando, FL: 5 PM / CNL Center City Commons - 450 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

  • Palm Beach, FL: 5 PM / S Flagler Dr and Southern Blvd

 

KENTUCKY

  • Convington, KY: 5 PM / John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge - 1 Roebling Way, Covington, Kentucky 41011

 

NEW YORK

  • Glens Falls, NY 4:30 PM / Oficina de la Rep. Elise Stefanik, 136 Glen St., Glens Falls NY 12801

  • Huntington Village, NY: 7PM / Esquina de Park Ave & Main St, Huntington Village, NW

  • Massapequa Park, NY: 5 PM / Frente a la oficina del Rep. Peter King - 1003 Park Boulevard, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

  • Patchogue, NY: 4 PM / 31 Oak St, Patchogue, NY 11772-2809, United States

 

OHIO

  • Cleveland, OH 4 PM / Cleveland Public Square - 50 Public Square, Suite 1700, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

  • Dayton, OH 5 PM / 120 W 3rd St

 

OREGON

  • Eugene, OR 11 AM PDT / Kesey Square - 10 E Broadway, Eugene, Oregon 97401

 

TEXAS

  • Austin, TX: 6 PM CDT / Austin City Hall - 301 W 2nd St, Austin, Texas 78701

  • Dallas, TX: 6 PM CDT / Dallas City Hall - 1500 Marilla St, Dallas, Texas 75201

 

UTAH

  • Salt Lake City, UT: 6 PM MDT / Wallace Bennett Federal Building - 125 south state street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138

 

Families Belong Together eds una coalición de americanos que se oponen al maltrato de los inmigrantes por parte de esta administración y de las pasadas administraciones. Estamos en contra de la separación de las familias y de otros abusos a los derechos humanos asociados con el aparato migratorio estadounidense. Exigimos reformas inmediatas para abordar el trato inhumano hacia estas personas inocentes en nuestro territorio. Para aprender más, por favor visiten http://familiesbelong.org  

June 14th: New Round of National Marches to Take Place As Opposition Against Family Separation Policies Grows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7th, 2018

Media Contact: Anna Tarkov, media@familiesbelong.org

June 14th: New Round of National Marches to Take Place As Opposition Against Family Separation Policies Grows

Over 3,500 people have signed up on familiesbelong.org

USA - On June 14th, 2018, thousands of people across the US will join marches, rallies, and vigils to protest the administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. This new round of protests follows a massive day of action on June 1st, with an expected increase in the number of people demonstrating outrage about the current crisis of families being separated at the border and of children being put in detention.

Over 3,500 parents, grandparents, and neighbors are self-organizing local events in cities across the country through the website familiesbelong.org created by Families Belong Together, a group of concerned citizens who oppose the cruel, inhumane, and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S.

A list of confirmed events can be found at the bottom of this release or on Facebook.

Organizers of Families Belong Together expressed the following: “As parents, it is unconscionable that the US government is actively tearing apart immigrant families. They are victims of violence, hunger, and poverty and our government’s actions re-violate them, causing untold damage. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mothers’ arms by our own government. This is violent abuse and as concerned citizens and voters we state, unequivocally, that this is not in line with American values. We oppose the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, ICE, and other federal immigration agencies. We are disheartened by the lack of leadership in Congress whose job is to be a check on the federal government when it overreaches and abuses its power. We are calling for immediate reforms and an end to this barbarism.”

The National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the organizations that led the #FamiliesBelongTogether National Day of Action on June 1st, is supporting this second round of events on June 14th.

“The outrage and opposition will only keep growing if the Administration continues this cruelty of separating families,” says Jess Morales Rocketto, Political Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Chair of its immigration campaign “We Belong Together”. “Families belong together. This shouldn’t be up for debate. No one should accept babies being torn from their mothers’ arms or children being locked away from their parents. Congress has the power to stop this inhumane practice.”

List of confirmed events (expected to grow)

Families Belong Together Rally

Thu 11 AM PDT

Kesey Square

Eugene, OR

 

Cleveland March against ICE: Families Belong Together

Thu 4 PM

Cleveland Public Square

Cleveland, OH

 

Families Belong Together March & Rally

Thu 4:30 PM

Rep. Elise Stefanik's office, 136 Glen St., Glens Falls NY 12801

 

Families Belong Together (Rally)-Dayton Ohio

Thu 5 PM

120 W 3rd St

 

Families Belong Together (March for Stolen Children), Palm Beach

Thu 5 PM · Shared to Labor Community Alliance of South Florida

S Flagler Dr and Southern Blvd

 

Families Belong Together-Orlando, Florida

Thu 5 PM

CNL Center City Commons

Orlando

 

Families Belong Together

Thu 4 PM CDT

Fort Worth, Texas

 

FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER VIGIL

Thu 7 PM

Huntington Village, NW Corner of Park Ave & Main St

 

Families Belong Together: Denver Stands Against ICE

Thu 5 PM MDT

3130 North Oakland Street Aurora, CO, 80010

 

Families Belong Together - Austin March and Rally

Thu 6 PM CDT

Austin City Hall

Austin, TX

 

Families Belong Together | Dallas Rally

Thu 6 PM CDT

City of Dallas - City Hall

Dallas, TX

 

Families Belong Together March Los Angeles

Thu 5 PM PDT

MacArthur Park

Los Angeles, CA

 

Families Belong Together - Protest separations at

Tomol Interactive Play Area

Carpinteria, CA

 

Families Belong Together Rally

Thu 6 PM MDT

Wallace Bennett Federal Building

Salt Lake City, UT

 

I.E. Families Belong Together (Familias Unidas) Rally

Thu 5 PM PDT

Downtown Riverside, California

Riverside, CA

 

Families Belong Together Rally - San Jose

Thu 6 PM PDT · 1 guest

City of San Jose - City Gov't

San Jose, CA
 

Families Belong Together is a coalition of Americans who opposes the mistreatment of all immigrants by the current administration and past administrations. We stand against the separation of children from their families and other human rights abuses associated with the U.S. immigration enforcement apparatus. We demand immediate reforms to address this inhumane treatment of innocent human beings on our own soil.

To learn more, please visit http://familiesbelong.org  

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