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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

DIVEST Child Detention Companies: Urgent Action Alert Calling All Protectors!

Children and workers are at a tent encampment in June near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images




Urgent Action Alert Calling All Protectors! 


Protect the Children! 

By Divest Invest Protect

Divest Geo Group and CoreCivic! 
Divest Child Detention Companies! 
#closethecamps
SHUT THEM DOWN!

Witnessing the brutality of child detention, the reality of concentration camps of immigrant/migrant communities shocks and paralyzes. Do not look away from what is happening.  As Native American/Indian people we know the lasting trauma state separation carries as many of our parents are survivors of forced separations into boarding schools and residential schools that ripped Indian children from their families placing them in facilities like Carlisle Indian School, PA, in order to “kill the Indian, and save the man.” The wide ranges of abuses continue to be uncovered with wounds that were never fully reconciled and healed. https://boardingschoolhealing.org/ 

Reports of deteriorating conditions comparing these child detention facilities to “torture facilities” continue to emerge.https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doctor-compares-conditions-immigrant-holding-centers-torture-facilities/story?id=63879031 

To see such cruel depravity and feel hopeless is the goal. We have a responsibility to stop their detention.  The world has an urgent responsibility and moral obligation to act, to PROTECT them! 

Demand the government shut these facilities down! Organize!   

Divest Geo Group and CoreCivic for human rights violations of immigrant children, people, and families! Business cannot go on as usual when children are being viciously abused! 

Geo Group
m.me/GEOGroup
http://www.geogroup.com
See GEO Group Board of Directors: https://www.geogroup.com/board_of_directors

CoreCivic
https://www.facebook.com/CoreCivic/
10 Burton Hills Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee
m.me/CoreCivic
Call (615) 263-3000

For more information read:

Join an Action Near You!
Support Advocacy Organizations! 
RAICES: This Texas-based organization offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families. Donate here and sign up as a volunteer here.
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense): The organization provides legal representation to migrant children and lobbies to ensure their rights are protected. Donate here.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras: This group provides humanitarian aid and shelter to migrants on their way to the U.S. Donate here.
Al Otro Lado: This bi-national organization provides legal services to deportees and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, including deportee parents whose children remain in the U.S. Donate here.
The Florence Project: This Arizona-based organization offers free legal services to people in immigration custody. Donate here.

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