Families Released from Immigrant Detention
In an extraordinary move, 37 families — who are seeking a better life in safety — have been released from the South Texas Family Residential Center in the town of Dilley. Their releases are especially significant in light of the administration’s hostility toward immigrants and asylum-seekers.
These families are smiling thanks in part to the efforts of all the sisters who sent emails to your legislators to advocate for their release.
This decision is a huge relief for these mothers and their children, who were forcibly separated and then reunited behind bars. After spending months in family detention, these children will now be able to play in the park, go to school, and live their lives in freedom while their asylum applications are processed.
This is a step in the right direction, but we must make sure everyone arriving in the United States is given a fair hearing and humane treatment. Families should be met with compassion, not contempt.