Urge the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to Issue an Opinion
Demanding the U.S. to Shut Down of Berks, Karnes, and Dilley
Sign the Urgent Action Appeal highlighting how family detention violates human rights law!
At the Berks, Karnes, and Dilley Family Detention Centers, immigrant families—often fleeing violence at home—are being detained despite the possibility that they could be released to family members within the U.S. Instead, these families, which include children as young as 11 days old, find themselves in prison-like conditions that are detrimental to their health and well-being.
Juntos asks for your support of this Urgent Action Appeal detailing how the U.S. is arbitrarily detaining families and depriving them of their liberty. The petition details how:
- Deterrence Is Never a Legitimate Government Purpose for Family Detention.
- Detention Violates the Best Interest of the Child.
- Detention of Families Is Not Necessary Given the Alternatives that Exist.
- Detention of Families Violates Federal and Local Law.
- Family Detention Interferes with the Right of Refugees to Seek Asylum.
- The Process and Procedures for Detaining Families Is Unfair.
Please sign on before 5pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 to be included in the Urgent Action Appeal.
If you have any questions you can contact me, Erika Almiron, at [email protected]