Children belong in schools and homes, not in prison camps. But today, at least 2,500 children are being held at Homestead detention center in Homestead, Florida. It’s the largest for profit detention site for migrant children in the U.S. – and it continues to grow.
Most of these children have fled violence and poverty in Central America and are seeking asylum in the United States. Many were separated from their family members or relatives after crossing into the U.S.
But instead of being released to family members or other sponsors in the community to await hearings on their cases, many of these children will spend weeks or months in detention – with lasting traumatic effects.
Now is the time to stand in solidarity with children from Central America and other parts of the world who are seeking safety and peace.
Please join our End Child Detention Coalition, elected officials, immigrant advocates, communities of faith, activists holding daily vigil, and many others in demanding the shutdown of Homestead Detention Center!
More information: https://migrantjustice.afsc.org/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/683277678774682/