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Dear Progressive Secretary Supporter

Here is a new Progressive Secretary letter.

This letter supports an action by the American Friends Service Committee. It asks President Biden to reconsider sending unaccompanied immigrant children to Homestead Detention Center in Florida. The facility is a for-profit business with a history of child sexual abuse, neglect and dangerous living conditions.

We will send your e-mail to President Biden and Vice President Harris
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I strongly urge you to keep Homestead Detention Center closed.

Reopening Homestead places young people in greater danger, especially in this pandemic. Social distancing is impossible, health care is inadequate, and abuses are rampant. Studies show that detaining children causes lasting trauma and incalculable costs to children, families, and communities.

Environmental conditions at the Homestead detention center pose serious health and safety threats to both children and staff. These threats include possible exposure to toxic chemicals from a neighboring Superfund site.

You promised to reunite children separated from their families and treat immigrants respectfully and with dignity. Please keep that promise.

I urge you to reunite children with their families and sponsors and find community-based alternatives that comply with children's rights..
 

Click here to send this letter or to learn more (you can edit the subject or the letter itself in the next step, if you wish).

Sincerely,

Kathie Turner, Executive Director


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