Justice for Immigrant Mothers Allegedly Mistreated at U.S. Detention Centers

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Target: Jeh Charles Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Goal: Provide justice to the women who claim they were mistreated at U.S. detention centers if the allegations are found to be true and instate reforms to ensure mistreatment does not continue.

Five immigrant mothers allege that they suffered psychological and physical harm while being held in U.S. detention centers with their children. The women cited mental trauma, wrongful imprisonment and inadequate medical care as the main problems they encountered while in detention.

This isn’t the first time cases like this have arisen. Many immigrants from Central America are fleeing their home countries and seeking asylum to escape gang violence and government corruption. Yet rather than attempting to help these people, the government recently fought a federal ruling that would release mothers and their children from detention because the government claims that limiting detention of families could create another influx of Central American immigrants. Apparently they don’t actually want the American dream to be a reality for immigrants.

Andrew Free, the lawyer representing the women, claims the government is not rising up to the standard of care it should be providing for detainees and that it’s violating their asylum rights in using detention as an obstacle and delay.

When it comes down to it, we are all immigrants to this country. We should not be making it more difficult for immigrants to find peace and mistreating them. Urge officials to provide justice for these mothers if the damage done to them and their children is true, and ask for reforms to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson,

Five immigrant mothers allege that they suffered psychological and physical harm from mental trauma, wrongful imprisonment and inadequate medical care while being held in U.S. detention centers with their children.

This isn’t the first time cases like this have arisen, and it seems like the government continues to fight against the American dream actually becoming a reality for these immigrants. The government may not be rising up to the standard of care it should be providing for detainees and may be violating their asylum rights in using detention as an obstacle and delay.

When it comes down to it, we are all immigrants to this country. I urge you to provide justice for these mothers if the damage done to them and their children is true, and I ask for reforms to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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