CHN Posts Comments Opposing Trump Admin’s Family Detention Proposal — Deadline Today


November 6, 2018

When you’re not voting today, please consider submitting comments to oppose the Trump Administration’s attempt to gut protections to limit detention of migrant children and families (due today, Nov. 6, by 11:59 p.m. ET).
CHN’s comments are here.

Template comments you can use are here. (And if you’re not sure how to submit comments or why they are important, here is a primer.)

Demonizing and jailing families fleeing violence in their home countries – this is a good reminder of why we’re going out to vote today (if you haven’t already).  We need fewer bullies representing us and more thoughtful problem-solvers.  We need fewer liars and more leaders willing to hear the truth and speak the truth.  We need less exploitation of hatred and fear and more voices for compassion and common sense.

Even as I write this, there is news that the Trump Administration has taken the “extraordinary step” of seeking a ruling from the Supreme Court to terminate the DACA program before lower courts have issued their own decisions.  That would pave the way to deport the “Dreamers” – the young people brought to this country as children, who have been brought up here and know no other home.  The Supreme Court rejected such a request in February – will it do the same now?  A year ago, Trump said of the Dreamers,  “I have a love for these people…” (as he moved to end DACA).  Today, he once again used them as political pawns.  (See the National Immigration Law Center’s statement.)

Your comments on family detention, and your vote, are not unrelated to this new attack on immigrants.  Thank you for standing against the bullying and the hate-mongering.