Families Belong Together


What's Happening:* 

Washington

  • 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. 

Nationwide

  • 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.

Sources: NWIRPWashington PostABCNBC

 

Take Action:

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:

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 

5. Sign our petition to stop family separation HERE.


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  • Usman Naushab
    published this page in Our Campaigns 2018-07-13 12:50:51 -0700
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    published this page in Our Campaigns 2018-06-20 13:14:44 -0700