Written on: April 23, 2019
Below is a petition from Action Network telling Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II, Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families Lynn Johnson, and Acting Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement Jonathan Hayes to Sign the petition: Close the Homestead Child Detention Center.
The U.S. government is currently holding 2,000 child migrants, many of whom have been separated from their families by U.S. immigration officials, in a detention center in Homestead, Florida. Most have fled violence and poverty in Central America and are seeking asylum in the United States.
Instead of being released to family members or other sponsors, many are spending weeks or months in inhumane detention. And because Homestead is an emergency influx center, children are not protected by agreements that ordinarily ensure licensing and other standards are met.
This is a petition for everyone to sign. We’re asking you to sign this petition to stop immigrant child detention today!
Text of the Petition:
As someone who cares about the safety and well-being of every child, I urge you to:
All children deserve to live in safety and peace. It’s time to reunite children with their loved ones.
This petition carries with it the urgency of working so that the Resurrected Life of Jesus be experienced by all His people.