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Nationwide Protest Against Immigrant Detainment Camps This Tuesday

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Protestors rally, against the separation of children of immigrants from their families, outside a detention center where ICE (U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainees are held on June 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What’s going on in the immigrant detainment camps on the US/Mexico border is a travesty. Quite simply, anyone who supports this is a bad person. Any argument you use to legitimize separating children from their parents and depriving them of soap and toothbrushes is invalid. This is a crisis and we must stand up and speak out. That’s why MoveOn.org is organizing a nationwide #CloseTheCamps protest. Here’s all the info from their website:

Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande.

We’ve seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren’t an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to threatening widespread raids to break up families to covering up reports of immigrants dying in U.S. custody and abuses by ICE and CBP agents.

It’s going to take all of us to close the camps.

This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, we will gather at their local offices in protest. Our demands:

    1. Close the Camps
    2. Not One Dollar for Family Detention
 and Deportation
    3. Bear Witness and Reunite Families

Will you join a local Close the Camps protest near you this Tuesday, July 2? Find an event or start your own, and bring everyone you know. Can’t attend or host an event? Text CAMPS to 668366 to continue taking action to #CloseTheCamps.

Learn more on MoveOn.org

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