Tell Georgia: Speaking Spanish Isn't Cause to Take Children from their Parents
This summer, Georgia passed a copy of Arizona's racial profiling law that's created a climate of intolerance for immigrants in the state.
Current immigration laws are creating a foster care crisis. For the Mendez family, that crisis has become a reality.
Ovidio and Domitina Mendez have had their parental rights terminated by a Georgia Judge and many believe its because the couple only speaks Spanish.
On Thursday, December 1st, the family will go to court to appeal a Judge's decision to terminate their parental rights.
They need your voice to defend the sacred bond between parents and children and ensure that language and immigration status are not seen as reasons to separate families.
Read background on their case here:
***UPDATE: Motions filed in the case have delayed the court hearing. We now have more time to collect signatures. Please keep spreading the word.
- Judge Connie Maples Blaylock
Dear Judge Blaylock,
Please reconsider your decision to separate the Mendez family.
The love of parents for their children is sacred and should be honored at all costs.
The Mendez children deserve the best care they can get, that includes the love, attention, and connection to their parents.
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