Cowlitz County’s youth jail is one of only 3 jails in the nation incarcerating unaccompanied immigrant children for ICE without access to due process.
As a new report from UW Center for Human Rights “Immigrant Family Separation in Northwest Juvenile Jails” shows, ICE separates these children from their families on the East Coast, transports them thousands of miles to Cowlitz County, and refuses to transfer them to the one agency responsible for the reunification of immigrant families under federal law, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
The same county has now released all U.S. citizen kids from custody over concerns about COVID-19; but the immigrant children remain incarcerated and exposed.
🚨 Take Action 🚨
📢 Send a Letter & Call on Cowlitz County to immediately give the required 60 day notice to terminate their contract with ICE: bit.ly/CowlitzReleaseTheChildren
✊ Send a Letter & Call on ICE to Release the Kids: bit.ly/ICEReleaseTheChildrenNow
📁 Read The UW Report Here: bit.ly/2znnF8R
Source: WA Immigrant Solidarity Network