Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Join the Campaign : Demand to Stop the Deportations

Join with our efforts, the campaign of Bernie Sanders, and others   oppose  the rising racist polarization in the country by strongly opposing the new Obama Administration policy of  community raids and stepped up deportations of Central American refugees already here in the U.S.
The New York Times describes the campaign as,

“an appalling campaign of home raids by the Department of Homeland Security to find and deport hundreds of would-be refugees back to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The targets are those who arrived in a recent surge of people fleeing shockingly high levels of gang and drug violence, hunger and poverty and who offered themselves at the border to the mercy of the United States, but ultimately lost their cases in immigration court”

The DHS campaign is to use home raids to  deport these refugees before they can get legal counsel.  When refugees have legal counsel over 90% win their case for suppression of deportation to avoid the life threatening danger of drug lords, gangs, and military/police regimes in Central America.

(see posts below) 
Here is what you can do- today. 

1. Call the White House switchboard at 202 456-1414
2. Use sample script listed below.
3. Stay informed and repost our updates on your local Facebook pages. See www.antiracimsdsa.blogspot.com

The refugees  are part of a global trend — by the summer of 2015, more than 60 million people had been forced from their homes as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations, according to the UN refugee agency. More than 700,000 of the displaced were in the Americas.

Use these messages & hashtags on your local Facebook pages.

Protect Central American children and families who seek safe haven. 
DO NOT raid and deport Central American children and families.

Sample Script: 

Hello, I am calling to ask President Obama to speak out immediately and direct the Department of Homeland Security NOT to move forward with raids and deportations of Central American children and families fleeing violence. Children and families fleeing for their lives must be protected and supported, not apprehended and deported.  

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