Topic

border control

11 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Donald Trump

Take Action, Not Children.

Our government has given Mylar blankets to thousands of incarcerated border children to ‘keep warm.’ The zero tolerance policy that has ripped 2300 children from their parents and holds families in concentration camps is morally bankrupt. The good people of Chicago have written THOUSANDS of hope notes to the children separated from their parents at the border. I'll be hand-delivering these heartfelt messages to Cards For Kids to distribute -- stopping first at the Capital to read them aloud to Members of Congress.  NEXT STEPS: SUPPORT: Donate to the GoFundMe. Any amount, large or small, will help get our voices heard. SHOUT: FB Mylar For Disco, Not Deportation / Twitter / Insta 4Mylar4Disco. #TakeActionNotChildren #FamiliesBelongTogether #MylarForDiscoNotDeportation #CardsForKids VOTE: Register right here. WRITE: Anything uplifting in English or Spanish or just draw a happy picture. Send one note or thousands: UAC/ORR, Cards for Kids​, 330 C St., SW, 5th Fl, DC 20201  Suggested message: Yo y mis amigos quisiéramos decirte que estamos pensando en ti y tu familia y que estamos trabajando para una mejor situación para ustedes. Translation: My friends and I would like to tell you that we are thinking of you and your family and that we are working for a better situation for you. 

Jacqueline von Edelberg
8 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Miami-Dade Congressional Delegation and Mayors, Senators Marco Rubio & Bill Nelson, Gov. Rick Scott

MIAMI-DADE UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE COMMUNITIES AGAINST FAMILIAL SEPARATION AT THE US BORDER

An Open Letter to Elected Representatives in Miami-Dade County June 30, 2018   As researchers, teachers, and employees in higher education across South Florida, we unequivocally denounce the Trump administration’s policy of “zero tolerance” in all its ramifications: migration should not be a crime, and jailing children is cruel, damaging and morally indefensible. We demand action from our representatives to: Decriminalize immigration; End immigration detention in favor of humane alternatives that are already proven successful; Immediately take all steps necessary to reunify families that have been separated including creating a national database of separated children and family members; Do whatever it takes to mitigate the psychological and physical harm caused to the thousands of victims of family separation, including young children and infants. South Florida is a place deeply shaped by immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as by the Jewish diaspora. Without these refugees and economic migrants, documented and undocumented, the vibrant culture and dynamic spirit of our home would not exist. Our universities and the research they produce would be impoverished without the many faculty, staff, and students who have migrated here from all over the world. Our community also has a deep personal understanding of the suffering that leads people to leave their birth countries, the traumas of migration, and the inter-generational impact of separation, repression and violence. State-sanctioned and even state-perpetrated violence against children and families are unfortunately familiar to many in our community. More broadly, authoritarian politicians all over the world are using people’s anxiety about the global refugee crisis to increase their power. Therefore, it is more important than ever that we act with compassion and reason, rather than fear, racism, and xenophobia. The separation of children and infants from their families upon their arrival in this country is, by definition, child abuse. We refer you to a letter on these separations’ devastating and lasting effects written by scholars who specialize in health, psychology, and trauma, here. While President Trump’s executive order supposedly ends this practice, thousands of children remain in detention without their parents, across the country. This is unacceptable. The government has no plan for their reunification and no plan for their care. This appalling and heartless incompetence is going to be difficult to rectify, but it must be done. The Trump administration’s so-called solution to the problem it has created is to detain children with their families, in line with proposed bills by Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, and Mark Meadows. Creating new forms of incarceration is not the answer. The American Association of Pediatrics categorically opposes the detention of immigrant children, whether they are with their families or not. There are alternatives to detention, and they work. The Family Case Management Program, which monitored and provided aid to migrant families whose cases were being processed, had a 99% success rate of families appearing for check-ins and court appearances and cost far less than imprisonment, before Trump abolished it. We all have an obligation to speak out, and we expect our local, state, and federal representatives to resist inhumane national policies, and make right their consequences. Standing up to the mistreatment of the most vulnerable is the definition of public service, and we are counting on you to do the right thing. -- Signed by the following verified Miami-Dade higher education professionals as of June 28, 2018. Note: We will add names as they are verified. If you wish to add your name to the verified list please note your higher ed affiliation in the comments section. Alexandra Timmer, Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. Jorge Duany, Florida International University Martha Schoolman, Florida International University Richard Tardanico, Florida International University Ellen Thompson, Florida International University Mariam Nassirnia, Florida International University Heather Blatt, Florida International University Moses Shumow, Florida International University Deanne Butchey, Florida International University Dan Bentley-Baker, Florida International University Debra Dean, Florida International University Kimberly Taylor, Florida International University Glenn Hutchinson, Florida International University Alexandra Cornelius, Florida International University Melanie Morales, Florida International University Craig McGill, Florida International University Jason Pearl, Florida International University Susanne Zwingel, Florida International University Karina Livingston, Florida International University Zenel Garcia, Florida International University Paul Feigenbaum, Florida International University Terrence Peterson, Florida International University Tenesha Avent, Florida International University Naisy Sarduy, Florida International University Luke Thominet, Florida International University Nathaniel Cadle, Florida International University              Judith Williams, Florida International University Jeffrey Rothkopf, Higher Standards SAT & Tutorial Christine Mosso, Miami International University of Art and Design Grisselle Príncipe, Miami-Dade Community College John Funchion, University of Miami Sallie Hughes, University of Miami Colee Splichal, University of Miami Giovanna Pompele, University of Miami Martha Otis, University of Miami Ikira Lorenzo, University of Miami M. 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