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Immigration

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Petition to European Union, United Nations, Turkish Airlines, Justin Trudeau, Donald trump, UN REFUGEE AGENCY

*URGENT PETITION TO #SAVEHAMO

Hamo Azhari has been trapped in Istanbul airport custody since September 28th and is due to be deported to Sudan this Wednesday October 30th due to a transit visa issue. We make a fervent plea to the countries of the world who believe in freedom of thought to grant him the safety of asylum. 21 year old Hamo’s life is in danger because he has renounced his religion. He is an "apostate" from Islam, and therefore subject to incarceration, and a sentence of capital punishment according to Article 126 of the Sudan Criminal Act of 1991. Hamo’s Sudanese passport restricts his options for safe destinations greatly. It is a human right to be allowed to have freedom of religion, but also the right NOT to practise religion. A distinction should be made between criticising ideas and violating human rights, as this is the only way forward. Despite outcries from Hamo and his supporters to organizations such as the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR); Canada's refugee crises to which Justin Trudeau had initially been open arms for; the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE); President Donald J. Trump's limited Executive Orders on Immigration and Refugees, and other so-called welcoming agencies and countries, there has hardly been any outcry in mass media attention for people such as Hamo.  Hamo is wanting to seek a future many of us take for granted. But the media is silent on it. SILENCE IS COMPLICIT! In the words of Albert Einstein - “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil; it will be destroyed by those who watch and do nothing.” To the EU, UN, UNHCR, and more within the western world who supposedly stand up for basic human rights, #SAVEHAMO! Here is the info: **Hamo's GoFundMe has been set back up!* https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-hamo-who-is-still-running-for-his-life His Twitter: https://twitter.com/7amoo101TAKE ACTION, PLEASE!

Nikki Caswell
1,466 supporters
Started 1 day ago

Petition to Gisell Cortez

Would you like your kids in a Cage ??

   During 2019 more than 69,550 migrant children are held in U.S. government custody over the past year including infants, children, and preschoolers.That’s more children detained away from their parents than any other country, according to United Nations researchers.The conditions that are being given to these children are inhumane.  According to Cynthia Pompa, Advocacy Manager ACLU Border Rights Center, about 7 children have died in Federal Immigration Agencies or after being detained by them.  Also, Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris said, "I was standing on a ladder outside the Homestead juvenile immigrant detention center outside Miami, looking over the fence, and I saw children lined up like prisoners. They had been separated from their families and put in this private detention facility. It was horrible." If we see this happening why don’t we try to change it .             This shows us how children are being mistreated and uncared for . They are in the detention center for days in the same soiled clothes.CBP also appears to be holding children for extended periods of time . Not only are they inhumane but they are also violating the U.S. Law and International Human rights law which give protections to migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers – no matter their country of origin. According to aclu.action.org kids have been threatened with rape and death . CBP depriving children from food and water , shooting children with taser gun . Patrols have ran over two 17 year olds with patrol vehicle . They have hidden all this! Gross:   Subjecting a 16-year-old girl to a search in which they forcefully spread her legs and touched her genitals. I do not think this is right !! We need to protect the children !!!!!        Instead of mistreating them we should get them the help they deserve during this  traumatic event . We should get them real food , a change of clothes , a therapist or a helpful person they can talk to . Instead of being in cages like animals we should have them playing outside and give them real beds and blankets . How is it that we have racist people taking care of hundreds of immigrant children and not expecting these actions .We need to change the way these innocent kids are being treated . This is not their fault so why should they be punished when their parents who came to the U.S. looking for asylum or a better opportunity for their kids . This is not my America , is it yours ?    

Andrea Cortez
101 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump

Better Conditions At Immigration Detention Centers

Throughout these several years, We have witnessed many immigrant families being detained at detention facilities, for crossing the border to find a better life in the United States. Some families have been at these facilities for years now, without any proper nutrition or education. Especially this year there have been many migrant caravans heading to the United states, departing from El Salvador, Honduras,and Mexico; all coming in to have a better life. These facilities are being treated as prisons, people are issued Jumpsuit uniforms and are even guarded by officers if they were criminals, also being transported by handcuffs or even shackles. Most of their personal belongings are removed, while detained, They are stripped from there name and are given a number to refer to them, their privacy/freedom is stripped away. Also having to follow a strict mandatory schedule, required to be next to their assigned bed just for a daily count that is issued by the guards besides that they aren't allowed to roam freely because they are being guarded by uniformed officers at all times.   Another issue being held is their nutrition. Sometimes food isn’t provided, and if it is provided, they are served pieces of bread and not much food. Many immigrants are malnourished, and many have lost a significant amount of weight during a short period of time. This is very unhealthy and many immigrant’s lives are at risk. It’s possible that many can starve to death. Another issue is that there are many immigrant children in the detention facilities without proper education. Education is important for the youth, and would benefit the families that are in the detention facilities. Having a child or an adolescent is difficult, it is damn near impossible to raise a child without the proper necessities like clean bottles, diapers and even just proper beds there even subjected to extreme cold or hot temperatures with lights on 24 hours a day, with adolescents as well,there have been cases where young girls have been molested or treated unfairly by officers. It's just very unfair that a child has to grow up in these unbelievable facilities and can't go home because they don't have a place to come home.     This petition is very important because many immigrant families are treated as if they were to be criminals. we want to fight for change in these so called “Detention Centers” it is unfair and just sad to hear the way men, women and children are being treated and are currently living. We want to spread awareness to show what is going on in these facilities and just fight for a better lifestyle for them. It's just unfair that immigrants that come from places like Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, etc.These families have not committed a crime, they only want to enter the United States to find a better life, they are given a bad reputation because they weren't born here or want to steal Americans so called jobs but in reality we don't know their story or their situation. They come to the U.S because they were just trying to outrun gang wars, violence, and have hope for a better life. This is important to us as a Latino community coming from immigrant parents, we might not be there physically but it affects us emotionally. We are here to give them a voice and hopefully change the system. Many might not know, but people even stand for days because of the lack of space. Sometimes soap, toothpaste, and places even to shower aren’t available. Please sign our petition and help make a change.   Alanis Salazar & Emily Maradiaga 

Alanis S. and Emily M. .
143 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Department of Homeland Security

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE TREATED LIKE PRISONERS. BRING THEM HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES

This issue we have now where immigrant children are being detained and taken away from their families is just cruel and inhumane. Children are being locked up like animals and are treated horribly. According to Vox.com, at this moment, Trump has detained about 75,400 kids at the border due to his “no tolerance policy” which states that any immigrant coming into the US should be detained until their legal problems are resolved. Kids are being starved, unsupervised, mistreated, abused and raped. Legally the border patrol can’t keep them detained for more than 72 hours but they don’t care about these innocent children. Many celebrities have spoken out about this issue and they are certainly unhappy. Artist Niki Minaj tweeted: "I came to this country as an illegal immigrant @ 5 years old. I can’t imagine the horror of being in a strange place & having my parents stripped away from me at the age of 5. This is so scary to me. Please stop this. Can you try to imagine the terror & panic these kids feel right now?"  Trump simply does not care what happens to these kids and it’s time to take a stand and do something about it now.        All these children are being humiliated and treated like animals, living in unsanitary cages where they barely get any food to eat and they are just lying around other kid’s excrement and urine unable to go anywhere else not even to use the restroom. Mothers with their newborns aren’t even given diapers or milk to feed their kids, instead, they’re just laughed at by officers while the helpless toddlers cry. They’re kept in cold cages sometimes they sleep with their wet clothes and only have a small blanket to cover themselves. No pillows, no mattress, just cold concrete. There are lots of stories about how sad this situation is. One of the stories I found is about a mom, 17 years old that had her toddler who had soiled himself. She pleaded the officers to give her diapers and some clean clothes to change her son but all they did was ignore her. Sad and frustrated she kept begging and after 3 days of non-stop asking all they gave her was 1 diaper, just 1 diaper. imagine how unjust and humiliating that situation was for the mother. This needs to stop and it needs to stop NOW.              People are barely looking into this situation, we need more help and more signatures to make this change happen. Only we can stop it because for sure the government isn’t doing anything to fix it. Trump started this and how do we know he’s going to end it? What if he never does? How many more kids have to get locked up for people to understand? Kids have died already because of diseases and malnutrition. How many deaths is it going to take for the government to realize this problem? We need to take action now and it all starts by signing this petition. Every vote counts and please help us bring these kids back to their families!!   BY: WILLY SORIANO, JOSAFAT LOZANO

josafat Lozano
130 supporters