5-Year Old Denied Rights
This New Yorker article tells the story of Helen, a 5-year old Honduran asylum seeker who was torn from the arms of her grandmother and later pressured into signing a form (which she cannot possibly have understood), agreeing to waive her rights to a hearing. The organization founded by Cesar Chavez, La Unión Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) provided legal representation, and Helen was finally reunited with her family. It’s not a happy ending, however, as Helen remains traumatized, and other children are still separated from their families.
1. Donate to LUPE: lupenet.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=18
2. Oppose the nomination of Chad Readler, currently a Justice Department attorney, to a lifetime judgeship on the U.S. 6th Circuit. Readler has backed the family separation policy, the transgender military ban, the termination of DACA, the Muslim travel ban, and the assertion that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Call your Senators and ask them to oppose Readler.