DFW allies will rally at Dallas City Hall on June 14th from 6 pm-8 pm to denounce the policy of family separation, demand the immediate reunification of children with their families, and closure of the Casa Padre facility in solidarity with over 4,000 people across the country.
On June 14, 2018, thousands of people across the United States will join marches, rallies, and vigils organized through the website familiesbelong.org created by Families Belong Together, to protest the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers as a result of this administration’s policy of terror.
In DFW, a coalition of activists, organizers, concerned parents, and allies have come together in response to the moral crisis caused by the policy of separating families attempting to seek safety and asylum at our borders, and the lack of oversight in the facilities where these children have been detained.
This DFW coalition, along with Families Belong Together, opposes the cruel, inhumane, and unjustified separation of children from their parents here in Texas, all along the U.S. border with Mexico, and at other ports of entry into the U.S.
In solidarity with nationwide marches, vigils, and rallies, DFW allies will hold a community rally on Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8 pm at Dallas City Hall. The current list of allies calling for action are: Our Watch-Dallas, Coalición de Líderes del Metroplex (Brown Berets of Cemanahuac-Texas Chapter, Carrollton Community Movement, En Pie De Lucha, Denton Residents Against SB4, Movimiento Cosecha Denton), LULAC 102, North Texas Dream Team, TPS Camino a la Residencia Dallas, and DFW Lideres.
This event follows a demonstration held in Dallas on Sunday, June 10, and a massive day of action on June 1st. DFW allies will continue to take direct action against this policy of terror and the Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, TX until our demands our met.
The DFW coalition's demands are simple:
- We demand this policy of terror end immediately and that affected families are reunited.
- We demand that the facilities imprisoning children be given congressional oversight until families are reunited and that these facilities be shut down upon reunification.
It is unconscionable and inexcusable that the U.S. government is actively ripping children from their families, and imprisoning in the Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, TX and other facilities around the nation, often hundreds of miles away from their families.
This violent abuse of children is a moral outrage, and we oppose the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, ICE, and other federal agencies complicit in its execution.
We invite all members of the press to attend as we publicly denounce this policy of terror and the imprisonment of children. Thursday’s speaking program to be confirmed, please visit the Facebook event or reach out to media contact Julio Acosta, 214.995.9389, DFWLideres@gmail.com.
Dr. Elba Garcia
Dallas County Commissioner, District 4