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Urge White House NOT to conduct raids of Central American refugee children

Alianza Americas, formerly NALACC, is calling on individuals, faith based communities, and organizations across the country to participate in an urgent call-in effort  urging on President Obama to turn away from raids intended to capture and deport children and families seeking refuge from violence and insecurity in Central America.  

Reports surfaced last week about a purported plan at the Department of Homeland Security to carry out immigration raids early in 2016. 

The targets of these raids are said to be Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran children and adults who missed their deportation hearing and therefore were given deportation orders in absentia. These children and adults arrived to the U.S. in the context of a still unfolding humanitarian crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of people in these countries as a result of unprecedented levels of violence, insecurity and a systemic lack of opportunity for people to live dignified lives.

Photo courtesy of Alianza Americas Instagram account.

TAKE ACTION

 

Call the White House switchboard at (202) 456-1111 

Sample Script:

Hello, I am calling to ask President Obama to speak out immediately and to direct the Department of Homeland Security NOT to move forward with raids and deportations of Central American children and families fleeing violence. Children and families fleeing for their lives must be protected and supported, not apprehended and deported.  

Tweet the following message

.@DHSgov, .@POTUS, DO NOT raid and deport Central American children and families. #ProtectionNotDeportation #ProtectChildrenAcrossBorders 

Thank you!