Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together.
June 22 Update: The Trump administration plan to fix the humanitarian crisis they created puts children in cages with their parents indefinitely and offers no guarantee that children already taken from parents will be reunited. We have to keep the pressure on.
Recent news stories of children being torn away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are heartbreaking.
One story described a mother whose baby girl was yanked from her arms while she was breastfeeding her. The mother cried out and tried to hang on to her child as government agents forcibly separated them.
Hundreds of other families have been torn apart since the Trump administration enacted this brutal new policy.
This shockingly cruel, traumatic, and inhumane practice has no place in our country. It must be stopped immediately, and without holding these children hostage to pass other anti-immigrant policies.
We must speak loudly enough, and in large enough numbers, that the media stays focused on this story.
I've joined the National Domestic Workers Alliance to launch this petition. Please sign it and stay tuned for more ways to help these families.
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