From Jen Hofmann at the Americans of Conscience Action Checklist:
As Americans of conscience, we value showing respect for all people, no matter where they were born.
Action: Stand with the kids ICE is losing.
Script: Dear [name], During a Senate oversight hearing, Steven Wagner stated that the whereabouts of 1,475 immigrant children are unknown. Our nation has a moral responsibility to protect children and treat them with basic decency, regardless of immigration status. This means we must (choose any of the following):
- Vet caretakers thoroughly to prevent exposing kids to work- and sex traffickers.
- Hold detention facilities accountable for child abuse.
- Keep better track of kids post-release to ensure their well-being (source and source).
- Additionally, we must stop the inhumane practice of separating children from parents as an immigration deterrent.
As a taxpayer funding this egregious neglect of duty, I urge you to take full and immediate responsibility for the well-being and safety of vulnerable children and infants. Sincerely, [name, state]
Contact the following officials using the script above.
Chief of Staff John F. Kelly
Address: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414 (or TTY)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Address: US Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001
Phone: 202-353-1555 (or TTY)
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Address: Secretary of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. 20528
Phone: 202-282-8495 (or TTY)
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan
Address: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20536
HHS Secretary Alex Azar
Address: Office of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201
Acting Assistant ACF Secretary Steven Wagner
Address: Administration for Children and Families, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201
ORR Director Scott Lloyd
Address: Office of Refugee Resettlement, Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C ST SW, Washington DC 20201
Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown and Mike Turner
Even if you think they A. already agree or B. don’t care. They work for you.
Address: Look up here.
- Mike Turner at 202-225-6465
- Rob Portman at 202-224-3353
- Sherrod Brown at 202-224-2315
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