Reject Policy of Separating Mothers & Children
The Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal that would separate mothers from their children at the Mexican border as a way to “deter” border crossings. Instead of keeping families fleeing from violence and hardship together as their cases are considered, this policy would place parents in detention and children in protective custody. If implemented, the policy could impact tens of thousands of families and cause lasting trauma to these children.
- Senator Chuck Schumer: 212-486-4430 | 202-224-6542
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 212-688-6262 | 202-224-4451
Here’s what you can say:
“Reuters recently reported that the Department of Homeland Security is considering a policy that would tear mothers and their children apart at the border. This is an inhumane violation of human rights, especially for people desperately fleeing violence and hardship. We must stop this from happening.”