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.
Since July 14th, 24 of these parents have been released on bond.
As of July 24th, 12 parents have been reunited with their children.
- Between October 2017 and April 2018, 700 children had been separated from parents
- Around 2,300 of those children had been separated from their parents and were held by the government in shelters around the country.
- As of August 1st, up to 463 children have been deemed "ineligible" for returning to their families because their family has already been deported
- The court deadline to return all separated children into their families was July 26th
*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