TAKE ACTION: Send letter to Obama and DOJ not to appeal Flores settlement enforcement decision for imprisoned families

This week Obama and the DOJ were dealt a blow when the Flores settlement enforcement decision was upheld and they were ordered to no longer detain families. However, they are expected to appeal this decision. Please send letter to Obama and DOJ not to appeal Flores settlement enforcement decision for immigrants — THANK YOU!

From the Texas Civil Rights Project: 
This week Obama and the DOJ were dealt a blow when the Flores settlement enforcement decision was upheld and they were ordered to no longer detain families.  However, they are expected to appeal this decision.  Please send letter to Obama and DOJ not to appeal Flores settlement enforcement decision for immigrants — THANK YOU!
 
Here’s a model:
 
July 25, 2015
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
 
Attorney General Loretta Lynch
U. S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
 
Re: Not appealing Flores consent decree enforcement decision by Judge Dolly Gee on behalf of immigrant mothers and children
 
Dear President Obama and Attorney General Lynch:
 
I respectfully ask that the Administration and the Justice Department not appeal the July 24 federal court decision in the Central District of California that the detention of children and their mothers apprehended crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of the longstanding Flores court settlement, and to release the families in custody as quickly as possible.
 
Your decision not to appeal would reflect concern for principles of international human rights and federal law, especially the right to flee violence and deprivation. Children and their mothers should not be detained or punished for having had to flee the drug violence racking their communities. Doing otherwise makes them victims twice over.
 
The Administration and DOJ should direct their efforts to the causes of brutal and painful migration in the countries from which people have to flee, rather than against those who need to flee.
 
Thank you for your consideration of this request. I hope and trust you will do the right thing and not appeal Judge Gee’s decision, and immediately implement her order.
 
Cordially,
 
*Your name goes here
CV 85-4544 DMG (AGRx) Date July 24, 2015
Jenny L. Flores, et al. v. Jeh Johnson, et al.
 
You can submit on line: https://www.whitehouse.gov/co…/submit-questions-and-comments
 
Or mail a letter (always the best):
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
 
http://www.justice.gov/doj/your-message-department-justice
 
Attorney General Loretta Lynch
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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