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June 02nd, 2018

USA: Stop the seperation of asylum-seeking families!

type:Allgemein, NGO, Protest
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

Amnesty International has documented US immigration agents forcibly separating families of asylum seekers, even when they have proof of their family relationships and the persecution that they have fled. The long-term detention of asylum seekers is widely documented to negatively affect both their psychological well-being and their ability to lodge asylum claims under US law.

Help seperated families by:

1) TAKING ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on CBP authorities ( Customs and Border Protection) to follow US national detention standards that require them to process family members together and maintain family unity;
  • Calling on ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to immediately reunite the four families in family detention; expedite the families’ parole; and, whenever possible, provide alternatives to detention for all families as their asylum claims are considered;
  • Urging the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Inspector General to investigate CBP and ICE practices, to ensure DHS agency officials are not separating asylum-seeking parents from their children in detention in violation of US polices on family unity. 

Border Community Liaison
Toby Don Sosbee
US Customs and Border Protection
San Diego Field Office
610 W. Ash Street Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
Email: Toby.Don.Sosbee@cbp.dhs.gov
Salutation: Dear Mr. Sosbee

ICE San Diego Field Office Director
Gregory J. Archambeault
ICE San Diego Field Office
880 Front Street #2232
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
Email: SanDiego.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov
Salutation: Dear Mr. Archambeault

2) LET AI KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let Amnesty International know if you took action on this case!

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