By National Domestic Workers Alliance | September 7, 2018
National Domestic Workers Alliance shared the following call to action for public comment on proposed changes to U.S. policy regarding child welfare protections for migrant children in government custody. Read about the action and click through below to get involved.
Today, the Trump administration announced plans to end the Flores Agreement – national standards that promote child welfare protections for migrant children in government custody. This move would allow the administration to keep families jailed in awful conditions for even longer periods – and to throw out the minimal protections that children already have.
We won’t stand for this.
The Trump administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services need to hear from you NOW. Add your name and tell them to leave the Flores Agreement in place.
We have the power to stop this by using our voices to say this is not okay. We won’t allow immigrant children seeking safety with or without their families to lose the few protections they have, especially at a time when children in detention are facing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
Defending the Flores Agreement could have a huge impact on the lives of children and families in detention right now. For the last two decades, the federal government has followed Flores – national standards regarding the detention, release, and treatment of immigrant children in detention that underscore the principle of family unity.
The White House, DHS and HHS need to hear from YOU. This proposed plan will be open to a public comment period for 60 days, and we’ll deliver your comment so they get the message loud and clear. They need to hear that folks all over the country are watching, and that we continue to stand with kids and families.
National Domestic Workers Alliance organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. The Alliance, formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum, currently represents more than 60 affiliates in 26 cities and 18 states nationally.
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