Family Separation Crisis

National — June, 2018

Our Hermandad is deeply concerned with the current administration’s decision to separate undocumented children from their families. We not only empathize with the sadness and frustration this causes for Hermanos and members of our community but stand firmly in solidarity with immigrant families. La Unidad Latina believes it is important to not remain silent when our communities are under attack. During these turbulent times, we encourage, empower, and support Hermanos’ collective action against human rights violations and the separation of children from their parents. Let us continue to unite together and tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time.

The family separation crisis is not over. Wednesday’s signed executive order does little to make immediately clear whether, or when, detained children will be reunited with their parents. It also potentially places children in more harmful spaces as adult facilities are threatening and unfit for children. Separating children from their family is not a political stance, it is inhumane. La Unidad Latina calls for a stop to all practices that hurt the physical and psychological well-being of children and urge public servants to create policies that are aligned with our values as a nation.

Hermanos and community members are encouraged to take immediate action. Below are some resources that are readily available.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional resources or how you can get involved.