Every Petition You'll Need to Call Out Trump's Inhumane Immigration Policies
The staggering heartlessness of the Trump administration's new immigration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border is clearly striking a chord with a public that is sickened by what it sees.
Members of Congress are calling the policies inhumane and unconscionable; advocates say they're malicious and a brazen violation of human rights. Now average citizens — numbered by the hundreds of thousands — are coming forward as one collective voice of outrage and disgust. Here are ways to join the cause:
This ACLU petition demands that the Department of Homeland Security “end the vicious and inhumane practice of separating children from their families.” So far 107,799 people have signed on — the ACLU wants to see that number at 150,000 and beyond.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance is targeting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol, saying the agencies are “unfit to be in charge of children.” They have gathered 50,546 signatures so far and need just a few hundred more to reach their goal.
Credo Action has already topped 146,881 signed petitions. If you need any more of a reason to sign, they have a number of personal stories of immigrants who were torn from their children who were as young as 18-month-old.
- Daily Kos has another 125,040 petitions gathered. The campaign calls out DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for the “cruel, costly, and inhumane practice.”
- America's Voice is just getting started with a letter to Alex Azar, Director of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The message: Playgrounds are not "prison camps" for immigrant children.
- Latin America Working Group is also pressuring Nielsen to end her department's family-separation strategy. So far 105,995 people have signed on agreeing there is no legal basis for tearing children away from their parents.
- Amnesty International wants to turn attention to the children who are already locked up in detention. For years the Berks family detention center, located in Pennsylvania, has been housing young children and their mothers. Amnesty wants to see those families be released.
- Kids in Need of Defense warns of the significant trauma for children who are separated from their parents, even temporarily. Their petition against DHS has garnered 51,562 signatures so far.