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Against Family Separation

In 2018, Voto Latino mobilized against the Trump administration’s child separation policy, which split parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the cruelest displays of immigration enforcement.

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In 2018, Voto Latino mobilized against the Trump administration’s child separation policy, which split parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the cruelest displays of immigration enforcement.

To protest the policy, Voto Latino spearheaded a #StopSeparation March and Rally in June 2018 in Tornillo, Texas⁠— the port of entry that was designated as a “tent city” for hundreds of migrant children who were detained and kept away from their families.

Leading a delegation of elected officials, human rights advocates, and religious leaders, Voto Latino marched in solidarity with the 2,000+ children who have been separated from their parents. The march launched a national campaign to encourage everyone to contact their Congress members and demand an end to the separation policy.

Just days after the rally, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the decision to shut down the facility in Tornillo.

That same week, Voto Latino joined tens of thousands of protesters at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., for the Families Belong Together national day of action.

By late June, a federal judge in California had ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reunite families separated at the border within 30 days. But Voto Latino is staying alert and pushing back against new efforts to separate families, like the proposed “binary choice” policy at the border⁠—where parents are forced to pick either separation from their children, or indefinite incarceration as a family.

Learn more about our activism.

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

  • ACLU Border Rights Center
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Annunciation House
  • America’s Voice
  • APC Collective
  • Battleground TX
  • Border Network for Human Rights
  • Centro San Vicente
  • Commissioner David Stout
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Culture Strike
  • Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee
  • Diocesan Migrant Refugee Services
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Gathering For Justice
  • GreenLatinos
  • HACU
  • Harness
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Hope Border Institute
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Indivisible Austin
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
  • LULAC
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • NALEO
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
  • National Education Association
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • National Latino Evangelical Coalition
  • National Migrant Seasonal Head Start Association
  • National Nurses Organizing Committee
  • NDWA
  • Our Revolution TX
  • People for the American Way
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • RITA
  • Rock the Vote
  • SEIU SEIU Texas
  • Socorro_SEA
  • Soñando Juntos
  • Spotify
  • Texas Votes
  • TSTA (local NEA affiliate)
  • Unidos US (NCLR)
  • Women’s March
  • YWCA – El Paso
  • YWCA National
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