The egregious separation of immigrant families: What can we do?

The egregious separation of immigrant families: What can we do?
By ana-maria

The policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border was outrageous and tragic. Now that policy has changed, and we are not sure what the impact will be or when families will be reunited. We have heard from many community members, and we will be passing along, through Facebook, information from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about the situation and actions we can take. We will keep up the pressure until those families already separated are reunited, and until families are not held indefinitely in detention.

On Friday, June 22,  over 100 community members at the Phinney Farmers Market wrote messages to officials, both national and local, who can have an impact. We have all the information and supplies to write these postcards at the Phinney Center, or you can use the information below to send from home.

Stay tuned for other efforts.

 

Donate or get help (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project)

ACLU tool for making calls

 

Write your elected officials

Addresses and suggested messages:

 


Representative Pramila Jayapal

Representative Pramila Jayapal
319 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Jayapal,

Thank you for strongly opposing the Trump Administration’s immoral separation of families, and for visiting the women being held at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac. Please keep fighting to have these people treated with dignity and reunited with their families immediately. Keep up the pressure until those families already separated are reunited, and until families are not held indefinitely in detention.

Sincerely,

name
city, zip


Senator Patty Murray and
Senator Maria Cantwell

 

Senator Maria Cantwell
511 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Patty Murray
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator [name],

Thank you for strongly opposing the Trump Administration’s immoral separation of families, and co-sponsoring the Keep Families Together Act. Please keep fighting to have these people treated with dignity and reunited with their families immediately.

I also urge you to visit the people being held at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac as soon as possible to demonstrate your support for their release and to document the detainees’ conditions. Keep up the pressure until those families already separated are reunited, and until families are not held indefinitely in detention.

Sincerely,

name
city, zip



Dan Sprout, Warden of the SeaTac Federal Detention Center
Annette L. Hayes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington 
Bryan Wilcox, Acting Seattle Field Office Director for ICE

 

Dan Sproul, Warden
Federal Detention Center-SeaTac
2425 South 200th Street
Seattle, Washington 98198

Annette L. Hayes
Acting United States Attorney
Western District of Washington
700 Stewart Street, Suite 5220
Seattle, WA 98101-1271

Bryan Wilcox
Acting Seattle Field Office Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
12500 Tukwila International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98168

Dear [title and name],

I am appalled that there are asylum seekers being held apart from their children at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center. I urge you to do everything in your power to release these people from prison while their asylum claims are being resolved and reunite them with their children immediately.

Sincerely,

name
city, zip