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Petition to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

Keep them together! Stop separating children from their families at the U.S. border.

The New York Times reported that since October 2017 more than 700 children have been separated along the southwest border from adults claiming to be their parents, including 100 children under the age of 4. Many of these children remain in custody indefinitely apart from their parents. “Needlessly ripping kids, toddlers, babies away from their parents is inhumane, barbaric and unconstitutional. An Administration that purports to uphold family values is callously inflicting devastating trauma on children and families in service of its punitive immigration policies,” said Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights. In an amicus brief filed in March on behalf of an asylum seeker separated from her seven-year old daughter, Children’s Rights explained that the traumatic stress that a child experiences when needlessly separated from a parent may have life-long consequences because it can disrupt the development of brain architecture and other organ systems and increase the risk of stress-related diseases and cognitive impairment well into the adult years. You can read more about the amicus brief here.Children’s Rights will work with its partners to continue to advocate for immigrant children separated from their families. As Christina Remlin, Lead Attorney and author of our amicus brief put it: “How can we tuck our children in at night, knowing that our government is doing this to other parents who love theirs as much as we do? How do we inflict such cruel trauma on children?” Please sign and share our petition to Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen M. Nielsen. About Children’s Rights Every day, children are harmed by America’s broken child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and healthcare systems. Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, we hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy. Children’s Rights has made a lasting impact, protecting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children and we are poised to help millions more. They are depending on us…and you. http://www.childrensrights.org/    

Children's Rights
80,320 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to John Kerry (United States Secretary of State), Council of the European Union, António Guterres, European Parliament, European Commission

Demand the immediate release of human rights defender Hasan Safadi

Israeli occupation forces arrested Journalist, human rights defender and Addameer Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi while he was crossing Al Karameh Bridge on 01/05/2016, where he was on his way home back from an Arab Youth Conference in Tunisia, which tackled various human rights and social issues in the region. During interrogation, Hasan Safadi was subjected to sleep deprivation, long interrogation sessions, being placed into stress positions with hands tied throughout the interrogation, threats, shouting, and lack of adequate food. Additionally, he was denied access to an attorney for 10 days (12 – 22 May 2016) as well as family visitation.  Occupation authorities issued a gag order against the case of Safadi and conducted closed hearing sessions. The prosecution inflated accusations against Safadi, despite the fact that it was evident there was no adequate evidence to keep him detained. Safadi was set to be released on 10 June 2016 based on a decision from the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, on a bail of 2500 NIS and third-party guarantees. Later on the same day, Israeli Minister Avigdor Lieberman signed a 6-month administrative detention order against Safadi, which effectively overrode the court’s decision for his release. The public prosecution claimed that Safadi is affiliated with an illegal organization and has visited an enemy state (Lebanon) more than one time. It also claimed that he has illegal activities without specifying the details of these activities, in addition to claiming that he is affiliated with other detainees without identifying the names of these detainees.  Safadi was initially ordered to six months detention without charge or trial on 10 June 2016, and the order was set to end on 8 December 2016. However, the order was renewed for an additional six months (ending on 08 June 2017).  On 8 June 2017, occupation authorities renewed Safadi's detention for an additional 6 months for the second time. The new order is from 09 June - 08 December 2017.  We strongly urge you to take an immediate action against continued detention of Safadi, which is part of the continued attack on Palestinian journalists and media activists, some of whom are held under administrative detention without charge or trial. We urge international action to pressure Israel to release Hasan Safadi, who is being held as a political hostage by the Israeli government.

Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association
366 supporters
This petition won 1 year ago

Petition to Marco Rubio, Brian Mast, Department of Homeland Security, Bill Nelson

Urgent: Stop the deportation of Anibal Mazariegos, single father of 4 US citizen kids.

We may only have 24 hours to stop the deportation of Anibal Mazariegos, [ A# 070-569-023]. Anibal is the single father and breadwinner of 4 US citizen children -- some with pressing medical conditions -- who need him to stay in the United States. Anibal Mazariegos could be deported back to Guatemala as soon as early next week. He came to the United States more than 25 years ago, when he was only 17 years old, escaping from war in Guatemala. Since then, he has not returned to Guatemala. He has made the USA his home and is now a single father of 4 US citizen children and the grandfather of a 1 year old boy.  Mr. Mazariegos is the biological father of four (4) U.S. citizen children: Jacqueline, Jordy, Janet, and Julieta.  His youngest daughter, Julieta, has a heart condition that requires doctor’s supervision.  In addition, Mr. Mazariegos also acts as an adoptive father to another U.S. citizen child, Henry Gonzales. If Mr. Mazariegos is deported back to Guatemala this would be absolutely devastating for his family. Anibal applied for asylum years ago, when he first arrived to United States, but was late by a few minutes to his immigration hearing. When he arrived a few minutes after the time, they had already issued a deportation order in his absence! Anibal was granted a work permit but it was to expire next year ‘18.  He followed ICE request to show up in court for a yearly checkup. At the checkup, last week, he was asked to surrender his passport. The next morning Anibal’s boss, the owner of a small landscaping business called home wondering if he was going to show up to work. Anibal’s son informed his fathers boss about the news and because Anibal was the only driver, the owner had to shut down his business for the day.  Anibal is a person of good moral character who deserves a chance to present his immigration case before Immigration Court with a council. He attends church every Sunday and volunteers his time to clean up his community. He is the sole economic provider for his family.  Sign the petition to respectfully request that Mr. Anibal Mazariego's deportation be stopped, according to the guidelines for prosecutorial discretion. Anibal should be released so that he may tend to his U.S. citizen children while he and his attorney seek avenues of immigration relief. Then, please take a few minutes to Call. *Important* Please call Vladimir Diaz, DHS/ICE Public Affairs Officer: (954)-236-4909. Say, "I am a community member of Anibal Mazaerigos,and I am calling to ask that Anibal Mazariego's (#A 070-569-023) deportation be stopped and that he be granted discretion. Thank you." Brian Mast (Anibal’s Congressman), # (202-225-3026) Bill Nelson FL Senator # (202-224-5274) Say: "I am calling to ask that Anibal Mazariego's deportation be stopped and that he be granted discretion. His A number is 070-569-023. Thank you."

Kuisman Mazariegos
2,180 supporters