Virginia Advocacy Day on the Hill to End Family Separation and Detention

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Date(s) - 06/27/2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Cannon House Building South of the Capitol bounded by Independence Ave., First St., New Jersey Ave., and C St. SE

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WHAT: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has implemented a draconian “zero tolerance” policy that separated children from their parents at the border. Although the administration now states it will keep families together, thousands of children have already been taken from their parents with no system in place to reunite them. Moreover, the administration seeks to overturn judicial precedent keeping children out of long-term detention in order to lock families up while their cases move through the legal and administrative systems, a process that can take many months if not years. If the administration loses in court, some officials are already stating there could be a return to the family separation policy.

Meet with Virginia House and Senate representatives to discuss the urgent need for a humane response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the administration’s crackdown at the border. The administration must reunite families and find non-detention alternatives to assist families as their cases progress.

We will also discuss other issues impacting immigrants as well including a legislative fix for DACA and TPS.

WHERE: We will convene at 50 F St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001 (National Immigration Forum) and walk to US Congress.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27th from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00pm

WHO: Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) and Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR), DREAMers Mothers in Action (DMIA)


CONTACT:  Please contact Edgar Aranda at 703-772-1555 or for more information


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