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Migrant Children in Crisis – National Public Witness Event at the Border
September 29, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Join people of good conscience, physicians and faith leaders bringing visibility to the human rights violations of the 134,000 children detained in 2017 by immigration (we have already exceeded this number for 2018). Come as a volunteer in a caravan of cars filled with relief supplies, including bottled water (no sparkling or flavored), easy open and individual sized fruit, peanut butter, veggies, protein snacks, cereals, crackers, natural juices, bags of dry rice, canned beans/soup, and blankets. We are heading to Ursula CBP detention facility in McAllen, Texas to bear witness to a system that has for too long ignored the basic needs of migrant children in immigration detention. It took 12 years to secure the Flores settlement, which continues to be actively litigated to protect the human rights of these children. But, with all eyes on family separation and the dehumanization and deprivations of just 3,000 children, we have a historic opportunity to demand expedient change for 134,000 others annually. We have a FREE bus to fill, donated by a very generous nonprofit partner.