Please release my nephew and sister-in-law from detention
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My sister-in-law and her 12-year-old son came to the U.S. seeking asylum from horrific violence, yet since their arrival in May have been separated and held in immigrant detention.
They are not doing well. Please help our family and sign to ask that they be released into our care until their next court date.
Jessica (we share the same name) and Mario made the dangerous journey to the border from Honduras. The violence there is beyond any hell you can imagine. Family members have been killed and siblings robbed. On top of this, Jessica suffered abuse from her boyfriend that she couldn’t get away from. They were desperate to escape.
Now in detention, Jessica is suffering extreme panic attacks and can’t eat, and Mario is constantly crying for his mom. He doesn’t understand why they are separated and tells his aunt he can’t take another day inside. We are so worried about him.
There is no ‘line’ for Jessica and Mario. Asylum is their only possibility, and that is why they came here the way they did. Our hearts are broken. No child should be forced to be separated from their parents.
Please sign this petition to have her reunited with Mario and released to me and my husband (her brother), or her other sister who lives 2.5 hours from us. She can wait for her court date with us without being a burden to society.
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