- 206 asylum seekers were transferred to the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Seatac, Washington
- 45 asylum seekers are parents who have been separated from their children.
- On June 20th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that 36 of the asylum seekers had been transferred to Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
- All 36 asylum seekers are parents who were separated from their children.
- Between October 2017 and April 2018, 700 children had been separated from parents
- Around 2,300 of those children have been separated from their parents and are held by the government in shelters.
- Separated families are being housed in facilities around the country in states like New York, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, and Washington.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT AS THIS IS A CHANGING SITUATION, AND MANY TIMES DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE, THESE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE ACCURATE.
1. Call your legislators
2. Attend a National Week of Action event:
Families Belong Together Rally at the Federal Detention Center in Seatac
- Saturday, June 30th from 11am - 2pm
- Live Updates from Latino Community Fund at KEXP 90.3 FM.
- For more locations and rallies, click HERE
Keeping Families Together Rally at Rep. Dan Newhouse's office in Yakima
- Saturday, June 30th from 4pm - 5pm
Families Belong Together Rally at Spokane in Grant Park
- Saturday, June 30th from 1pm - 2pm
Solidarity Day at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
- Sunday, July 1st from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Rally at ICE Court Office in Seattle
- Tuesday, July 3rd from 8am - 1pm
Activist Symposium at MAPS headquarters in Redmond
- Sunday, July 7th from 12pm - 4pm
3. Join Progreso and volunteer to register people to vote:
- Fill out this form to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/a3uYuXwfBLb21dbN2
4. Donate to local and national organizations providing legal help assistance to separated families
- For a list of organizations assisting in reuniting families, go to the Latino Community Fund of Washington website by clicking HERE