Locking up families who come to the U.S. to seek safely isn’t just morally wrong — it violates their human rights. Yet it is still happening. It’s past time for the U.S. government to commit to the humane treatment of families seeking safety and end the practice of family detention. With your support, we can put a stop to it once and for all.
Thankfully, a critical bill called the Freedom for Families Act has been introduced that would prohibit ICE from detaining families and shut down these facilities for good. The bill also supports the expansion of humane, community-based programs to support families seeking safety. The Freedom for Families Act is an important companion to the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act that would transform the overall immigration detention system.
Children should be able to grow up and live in freedom with their families as they pursue their right to seek safety. But right now, there’s no guarantee that this legislation can make it through Congress — that’s why we need your support.
Tell your members of Congress: Help pass the Freedom for Families Act Now.