Since May, more than 2,500 children have been separated from their families at the border as a result of the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
Furthermore, Trump is proposing to force immigrant families at the border seeking asylum to have to choose between family separation or family detention.
This CANNOT go on any longer.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10) have introduced the Keep Families Together Act (S. 3036/H.R. 6315) to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from separating immigrant families detained at the U.S. border.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW
Call your two SENATORS and REPRESENTATIVE NOW to SUPPORT the Keep Families Together Act.
Separating children from families is inhumane and a betrayal of our values as Muslim Americans. We need to make meaningful progress to fix our broken immigration system.
- Don't know who represents you in Congress? Find out who they are and what number to call HERE. (Every American has two Senators and one Representative).
- Call all three of them using the scripts below to guide you.
Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m a constituent of Senator/Representative ____________. I’m calling to ask that the Senator/Representative support and co-sponsor S. 3036/H.R. 6315, the Keep Families Together Act, to stop the separation of immigrant families at the U.S. border. This practice is immoral, harms innocent children, and is a betrayal of our values as Americans. Trump's zero-tolerance policy, including his subsequent executive order encouraging family detention, is unacceptable, and Congress must act in order to ensure due process for asylum seekers and keep families together. Will the Senator/Representative support the bill to keep immigrant families together?
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