Join us for a National Day of Mourning

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On June 2nd, we are calling the undocumented community and their allies across the country to come together and mourn the loss of life, the loss of innocence, the pain of separation, and the suffering of our families.

We will hold vigils, processions, and create altars in our communities to let each other and this country know that today we mourn and heal, but tomorrow we continue our fight for permanent protection, dignity and respect. Sign this pledge to join the National Day of Mourning and receive our action toolkit.

In the last few weeks we have heard reports of the horrible conditions in which immigrant children are kept under  at the hands of CBP and ICE, as well as the violence undocumented immigrants continue to experience. Though the cries for help from parents and children have been silenced for years; today we can no longer ignore them.

We cannot be silent when the immigration system rips families apart.

We cannot be silent when children are ripped away from their parents; when children are put into the foster care system and parents are deported.

We must fight family separation- families are meant to be together.

When children are jailed in military facilities and prisons, they are subjected to violent and abusive treatments.
We cannot be silent.

When our loved ones are murdered at the border like Claudia Gonzales or left to die in detention facilities like Roxana Hernandez, we will say their names and fight for justice.

We cannot be silent.

When this country continues to treat us like animals and stigmatize us to excuse their abuse, we will fight against these attacks and show this country the resilience of our people.

We cannot be silent.

We have mourned the loss of our loved ones for too long. We have experienced our pain in silence and alone. Yet today we must mourn together.

Our undocumented community deserves dignity and respect.  

It means that our children are not taken away from their parents.

It means that border patrol agents cannot use the disguise of “protecting our country” to get away with murder.

It means that we will not normalize the fear of losing our children if detained or deported.

It means we will show this country that we are part of its makeup and that it needs us.


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