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ACTION ALERT: Congressmember Asks UN to Investigate Trump's Border Policies


June 29, 2018
Hon. Barbara Lee / US House of Representatives

Congress member Lee: "More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by border patrol agents under Trump's directive. That's why I'm visiting detention sites. The truth about how these innocent children are being treated needs to come out. That is why I'm urging the UN to send experts to observe conditions at the border and throughout the more than 17 states around the country that are now housing children who have been separated from their families. Add your name now to join me."

https://go.barbaraleeforcongress.org/page/s/un-investigation



ACTION ALERT:
Urge the UN to Investigate Our Borders

Hon. Barbara Lee / US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2018) -- We have entered yet another dark chapter in our nation's history.

More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by border patrol agents under Donald Trump's directive.

And now, after Trump's "executive order," border patrol is interning families for indefinite amounts of time . . . which is illegal.

The Trump administration created this policy that separated children from their families, and now, does nothing to reverse his "zero-tolerance policy." This is a gross violation of human rights that we would never tolerate in any other country.

Since its inception, our country has always been made up of diverse communities. But instead of celebrating that diversity and welcoming those trying to start a new life here, we've made their lives worse. We must be better than this.

That’s why I'm visiting detention sites in Texas today. We need to see the children, the families, and the detention centers. The truth about how these innocent children are being treated needs to come out.

Ignoring the severity of this situation will do nothing to advance human rights, it will do nothing to heal the wounds of the internment, and it does not reaffirm our national commitment to liberty and justice for all. We can't give the Trump administration a free pass to continue to commit these atrocities unchecked.

That is why I'm urging the United Nations to send experts to observe conditions in both the Department of Homeland Security and Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities both at the border and throughout the more than 17 states around the country that are now housing children who have been separated from their families. Add your name now to join me.

THE PETITION:
I am urging the United Nations to send experts to observe conditions in both the Department of Homeland Security and Office of Refugee Resettlement facilities both at the border and throughout the more than 17 states around the country that are now housing children who have been separated from their families.

ACTION Please, add your name now to urge the UN to investigate these human rights abuses today. We can no longer stay silent.
Add your name now to join me.

Onward,
Barbara Lee

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