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President Biden has taken a few critical first steps to correct the injustices of the previous administration, but there is still so much left to be done — and urgently.
Thousands of people and families are STILL unjustly locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detention facilities across the U.S. Conditions in the facilities are notoriously known to lack adequate medical care and are dangerously overcrowded, making them tinderboxes for the spread of COVID-19. Black and brown immigrants and asylum-seekers make up the majority of those detained, and have long faced added discrimination and human rights abuses at the hands of ICE.
We must call on our leaders to immediately free immigrants and asylum-seekers, who are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and systemic racial injustice, and to end family detention once and for all. We’ve already seen that the new administration is willing to enact positive change to defend human rights — but they must continue to take action. Each day children, families, and individuals remain in detention is another day their lives and human rights are in extreme danger.
Take action: Urge President Biden to release people, including all families, from ICE detention in his first 100 days.