AILA Doc No. 13070945 | Dated July 9, 2013
July 16, 2014: Take Action to Protect Due Process Rights of Unaccompanied Children
Right now, Congress is debating the President’s emergency supplemental funding request to address the humanitarian crisis involving migrant children at the southern border of the United States. AILA is concerned that the process to pass this supplemental funding, which is sorely needed, will include unacceptable proposals to weaken the protections of the TVPRA for these Central American children. These proposals trade the safety of children for expediency. It would be a "round-‘em up and ship-‘em back" approach, as Senator Harkin said in opposition to such an approach.
Please take 3 minutes today to call your Senators and ask them to protect these children. Subjecting Central American children to the failed Mexican screening process would be a retreat from America's commitment as a humanitarian leader and undermine our American values of putting children first and protecting them from harm.
Congressional Switchboard: 202.224.3121
Sample Script: Hi, my name is _________ from [City, State]. I am calling to urge Senator ________ to strongly oppose any rollbacks to protections for Central American unaccompanied children as Congress considers the President’s supplemental funding request.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13070945.