FREE Alisson a 7 year old girl trapped in family detention
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Most seven year-olds celebrate their birthdays with cake. Alisson celebrated hers in an immigrant detention center, where she has been held for over 6 months.
As Alisson’s attorney, I can tell you that her detention is unlawful and cruel – she remains in detention in spite of having been approved for a visa to stay in the U.S.
Sign to demand that Alisson be released from Berks Detention Facility.
Alisson and her mother migrated from El Salvador, a country where violence against women and children has become so rampant that it’s known as the murder capital of the world. The Salvadoran government has failed time and again to protect people like Alisson and her mother, and now the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is punishing them for trying to escape.
When they arrived here, Alisson not only applied for asylum, but also for a special visa on the basis of her being an abandoned child subject to harm and violence, should she be deported to El Salvador. That visa application has been approved! Because of this approval, she has filed for her permanent residency in the United States, and her application is pending right now.
It is almost guaranteed that she will be granted permanent residency, yet this seven-year-old is still being held in detention and subject to imminent deportation back to her death – for no apparent reason.
ICE has waged a war against a 7-year-old girl. Sign to demand that they free Alisson.
Though they have the discretion to release her at any time, ICE has shown us that they intend to keep subjecting Alisson to physical and emotional harm, cooped up in a prison designed for children. I know that the only way they will free her is if enough of us sign and shame them into treating this little girl like a human being.
Sign and ask that ICE free Alisson.
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