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URGENT: Sign on to UN Urgent Appeal to End Family Detention

Dear Shut Down Berks Supporter,
Today the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will be ending their tour in the US in Washington D.C. They have toured the US and have heard about the human rights abuses inside detention centers, how unaccountable the US has been on the issue of arbitrary detention and on the issue of family detention. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, we are planning to file an urgent appeal to the United Nations on the human rights abuses inside US family detention centers asking them to also work with us to end the inhuman practice. Will you join us?

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!

Sign on here

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]

Thank you!

Erika Almirón
Executive Director of Juntos
1537 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
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