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SEPARATED KIDS: Thousands protest in Boston

A National Day of Action to protest Trump administration treatment of immigrant families at the U.S. border was held Saturday, June 3o, around the country, including Boston. Read a Globe story >>

 

UPDATED, June 30:  The executive order signed June 20 does not help reunite children with their families and does nothing to stop the ongoing crisis Trump created.

The Boston demonstration will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. The  facebook link is here
Click here to learn more and to search for the location of other local events.

-- Provide bond money to release parents from detention so they can look for their kids. Send money to the Raices Bond Fund here >>  

 Contributing the following viewpoint was Beth Soltzberg, speaking for Arlington-Teosinte, a group supporting immigrants founded by town residents in 1988:

Despite the ever-increasing dangers, adults and children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras continue to seek entry to the U.S. through the southern border because they are fleeing for their lives. The inhumane treatment of immigrants seeking asylum by the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement now fits a U.N. definition of torture, as The Washington Post reports >> 

Meanwhile, recently, it was discovered that the Department of Homeland Security has lost track of about 1,500 unaccompanied children who were placed in U.S. custody. A PBS Frontline episode raised the concern that some of these minors may be released to human traffickers.  

So, traumatized children and parents fleeing for safety now face even more terror on U.S. soil. It is hard to fathom how using our tax dollars to inflict further trauma on these refugees could possibly be in the interest of U.S. citizens. Tearing families apart will cause severe psychological damage to these children, and the U.S. is breaking international law through this inhumane treatment.

We must speak out. Please call Governor Baker, Senator Warren, Senator Markey, Congresswoman Clark and ask them to speak out as strongly as possible against the federal government's treatment of families at the border.

It is incredibly dangerous when a governing body labels any group less human and less deserving of humane treatment. The Trump administration assumes that the public does not care about the human rights of migrants without documentation. Let's prove them wrong.


N.Y. Times, April 26, 2018: Federal Agencies Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children Placed With Sponsors 


This viewpoint was published Sunday, May 27, 2018, and updated June 30.

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Comments

Guest - Donald Mei on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:49
Why didn't anyone care about this when Obama was doing it??

Seriously. Why not? Did you all just become politically aware?? Or could the messiah do no wrong??

It was wrong when BHO did it.

Its wrong when DJT does it.

Don Mei

Seriously. Why not? Did you all just become politically aware?? Or could the messiah do no wrong?? It was wrong when BHO did it. Its wrong when DJT does it. Don Mei
Guest - Mark Kaepplein on Sunday, 27 May 2018 16:29
Seek asylum in Mexico if US doesn't suit you

Mexico is a far safer place to live than your home countries, as long as you are not a drug dealer. Sorry we couldn't accommodate you better in the U.S.

Mexico is a far safer place to live than your home countries, as long as you are not a drug dealer. Sorry we couldn't accommodate you better in the U.S.
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