CREDO released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s executive order on family separation:
“Donald Trump doesn’t care about immigrant children,” CREDO Campaign Manager Nicole Regalado said. “Issuing an executive order to indefinitely detain families is proof of that, and we cannot accept, much less applaud, the replacement of one vile policy with another,” Regalado continued.
“Massive outrage over Trump’s inhumane family separation policy put Trump and his Republican lapdogs on the defensive,” she continued. “CREDO and our allies will build on that momentum to demand that Republicans in Congress and the Trump regime abolish ICE and stop criminally prosecuting immigrants and detaining families.”
***** CREDO Campaign Manager Nicole Regalado is available for telephone interviews. Please contact [email protected] to schedule an interview. *****
Details on CREDO’s grassroots campaigns opposing Trump’s family separation policy can be found below.
225,000+ PETITION CONGRESS: STAND UP FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: CREDO’s petition to Congress, which launched on Thursday June 14, reads: “No child should be ripped from their parents arms. Pass the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protection for Separated Children Act now to protect the human rights of immigrant children and families in detention.” The petition can be found here.
160,000+ PETITION DHS: STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES AT THE BORDER: CREDO’s petition to Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reads: “Separating families at the border is inhumane and unnecessary. Stop this cruel practice immediately.” The petition can be found here.
VIRAL VIDEOS VIEWED BY MORE THAN 12 MILLION PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK: CREDO’S viral videos on family separation feat. Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Joe Kennedy III have reached more than 20 million people, been viewed over 12 million times and have been shared by over 260,000 people on Facebook alone. Highlights include:
- Rep. Pramila Jayapal condemns Trump’s family separation policy
- Sen. Jeff Merkley denied entrance to Texas detention center
- Rep. Joe Kennedy III exposes the truth behind Trump’s family separation policy
- Sen. Kamala Harris tells it like it is: Trump’s immigration policies are a human rights abuse
$800,000 IN DONATIONS TO IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS: CREDO is also a major funder of immigrant rights groups. Through CREDO’s monthly donations program, the company has donated more than $800,000 to leading immigrant rights groups including United We Dream, America’s Voice, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Law Center, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, National Council of La Raza, Mijente, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Migrant Legal Action Program, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Detention Watch Network and American Immigration Law Foundation.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview with CREDO Campaign Manager Nicole Regalado.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.