UU St. Pete InfoNet: Keeping Families Together - June 30

Keep Families Together!

Join the ACLU Pinellas Chapter and the St Petersburg League of Women on

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:30pm
  • Gulfport Casino (5500 Shore Blvd S, corner of Beach Blvd and Shore Blvd)

‚ÄčTo stand as one solid voice to challenge what’s happened and is happening to immigrant families at the border. 

In response to President Trump’s recent executive order, Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, offered the following reaction: “Kids should not have been separated from their parents in the first place. [President Trump’s] alleged solution to a crisis of his own making is many months too late. It is a crisis that should not have happened to begin with. He has caused irreparable damage to thousands of immigrant families. This crisis will not abate until each and every single child is reunited with his or her parent. “An eleventh-hour executive order doesn’t fix the calamitous harm done to thousands of children and their parents.”

The League's national position on immigration advocates for keeping families together and firmly states the constitutional right that anyone who is in this country is entitled to due process.  The "zero tolerance" policy of criminalizing requests for asylum, separating families and incarcerating parents is cruel, mean-spirited and unlawful. The hastily announced executive order neither addresses reuniting separated families nor has a target date for ceasing the separations. 

Contact: Karen Coale