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Action Alert: Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy
Wondering what you can do to help bring this callous Trump/GOP policy to an end?
Indivisible.org has a toolkit:
TRUMP’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER: MASS AND INDEFINITE DETENTION
In response to the outrage concerning the family separation policy, the Trump administration signed an executive order that he claimed would end the family separation crisis at the border. But is it an acceptable solution?
TRUMP’S EO CALLS FOR MASS DETENTION OF FAMILIES
First and foremost, the zero tolerance policy is still in place, meaning that people who cross the border are still being prosecuted. However, the executive order directs the Department of Homeland Security to keep families together while their cases are being processed. That means that our government is now detaining immigrant families. The executive order additionally directs the Department of Defense and other agencies to support DHS in detaining immigrants, meaning that the U.S. government will be creating a massive family immigration detention system.
THIS VIOLATES THE LAW
Under the 1997 Flores Settlement (which has been wrongly cited as the reason for the family separation crisis by Republicans in the past), immigrant children cannot be held in detention indefinitely. This executive order is seeks to skirt around these protections and allow families to be detained indefinitely. It’s cruel and inhuman and not a solution.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Trump created the family separation crisis, and his new executive order is not a solution. And like so many other Trump-created crises, Republicans in Congress are letting it happen. Some may have expressed concerns about the policy, but none have done anything about it. That’s where you come in.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Here are the best ways for you to get involved….
Family Separation: Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy