Trump Issues New Rule to Worsen Conditions in Detention

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced plans to roll out a new rule for detaining migrant children, allowing them to be indefinitely detained in federal concentration camps with adults. This comes after CBP announced yesterday it won’t give flu vaccines to people in concentration camps. 

Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said:

“Trump continues to torture immigrant families — this time through the use of indefinite detention for minors and rounding them up into concentration camps. This comes after CBP announced it won’t be providing flu vaccines to people in detention, despite three youth deaths having occurred because of the flu. Congress must bring justice and close the camps and free our people.

White supremacy is Trump’s policy agenda and vision for America. From the “public charge” rule that would punish immigrants for accessing public benefits for housing, childcare, and nutrition, to unleashing the deportation force against Mississippi workers on the first day their kids went back to school, Trump is leading an agenda that is killing and torturing immigrants, Black and brown, and poor people. 

We call on people across the country to visit CloseTheCamps.us to take organized action against any and all concentration camps.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.