The Trump administration’s egregious immigration policies are tearing families apart. We must ensure the rights of children and parents are respected and our immigration system is allowed to ensure people at risk and in need can find permanent safety so that our families and communities are strong and successful. The President must fix the issues that his administration has created and needs to hear from us that we demand better.
Please fill out the form below to sign and send a message the White House and Secretary of Homeland Security telling them to protect children, end family separation, and stop human rights abuses in the name of immigration enforcement. You can review the draft letter at the bottom of this page, and will be able to edit and personalize it before sending.
Dear President Trump,
I am writing to voice my concern about your administration’s policy to tear families apart who are seeking refuge and protection in the United States.
I ask you to abandon the cruel, costly, and unjustified practice of separating families seeking protection at our borders, including those who are fleeing persecution in their home countries. Children belong with their parents in safe communities, not locked up in detention centers.
Your move to separate families through criminal prosecutions under the new “zero tolerance” policy is an affront to basic humanitarian principles. It also challenges the integrity of the U.S. immigration system and the moral identity of the United States, which has long been a haven for the persecuted. Seeking asylum should never be treated as a crime.
I also urge that you, Secretary Nielsen, and Attorney General Sessions visit Customs and Border Protection facilities, detention centers, and federal courts to speak firsthand with parents who have been separated from their children and hear and understand their stories.
Family separation and detention is not a solution. It does not make the United States safer or stop people from seeking protection at our borders. Honoring the asylum process is one of the core ways the U.S. government recognizes its legal and moral obligations to people fleeing danger and is recognized under U.S. law and international conventions to which the United States is a party.
Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter. I will be following this issue closely and look forward to your reply.