For Immediate Release
Pressure Increases for President Obama to Address the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border
Statement from Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Managing Director of Presente.org, about the warehousing of children on the border
WASHINGTON - It is morally reprehensible that children found crossing the border by themselves continue to be warehoused inhumanely inside of military bases sleeping on cold concrete floors. Meanwhile, our politicians are using their fate as policy bargaining chips, and a broken immigration system is trying to deport them. Presente.org members are calling on President Obama and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to end this humanitarian crisis, and do the right thing by granting these children immediate asylum and uniting them with their families in the United States."
Nearly 14,000 Presente.org members have called on the President to bring an end to the suffering that’s happening to children on the border. http://act.presente.
Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group with more than 300,000 members, all working to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.