Wednesday's D3 Daily Action: Stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves. 

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Last week, we brought you the story of Jane Doe...

...a young migrant woman in Trump Administration custody who was being denied access to abortion care.

Now, the very same agency and its same Trump-appointed Director are back, imposing their symbolic grandstanding on the lives of other young people caught in the limbo of a broken immigration system that they refuse to fix. 

Last week Rosa Maria, a 10-year-old suffering from cerebral palsy, was followed by Border Patrol agents to her surgery at a hospital and subsequently jailed in a youth detention center. She is now being asked to "voluntarily deport" herself and her parents are being denied access to her. 

Similar behavior by ICE and the Department of Homeland Security is on the rise under the current administration, even though formal policies exist barring such interventions at medical care and other key facilities. 

For more on the full story, see here

Our friends at the ACLU have announced their intention to sue the government to release Rosa Maria and to enforce formal policies of hospital sanctity. 

We encourage you to make a short call to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to let the agency know that the public is watching. For more information, talking points, and a script, click here

 

Stay Determined America.

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