The Department of Homeland Security, under the direction of Secretary Jeh Johnson, began its operation focused on the immediate removal of undocumented immigrants and their families, the majority of which are seeking asylum from persecution.
The deportation raids this weekend yielded over 100 adults and children that were arrested and sent to family detention centers in South Texas as they wait to be processed and placed on a return flight back to their countries of origin.
Hundreds of thousands of families seek refuge in the United States as relief from violence and injustices in their home countries — to forcefully remove them without due process or providing adequate legal representation is outrageous.
Tell President Obama to stop the raids on Central American children and families immediately.
Call the White House at 1-888-907-2053 and tell the operator:
“I’m from [City, State.] I urge President Obama to immediately STOP plans to deport Central American children and families. These individuals are fleeing violence.”
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MSNBC – US Plans Deportation Raids for January 2016
We Belong Together Outraged at Obama’s Deportation Raids on Immigrant Families