William C. Velásquez Institute


Urge White House to Take Leadership on Protecting 
Central American Refugee Children and Families

Alianza Americas, formerly NALACC, is calling on individuals, faith based communities, and organizations across the country to participate in an  urgent call-in effort between Tuesday, December 29, 2015 and Monday, January 4 2016  c alling on President Obama to turn away from proposed raids intended to capture and deport children and families seeking refuge from violence and insecurity in Central America.  

The targets of these raids are said to be Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran children and adults who missed their deportation hearing and therefore were given deportation orders in absentia.  These children and adults arrived to the U.S. in the context of a still unfolding humanitarian crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of people in these countries as a result of unprecedented levels of violence, insecurity and a systemic lack of opportunity for people  to live dignified lives.

Between Tuesday, December 29, 2015 and Monday, January 4, 2016
Help us do one or all of the following: 

1. Call the White House switchboard at 202 456-1414
2. Use sample script listed below.
3. Stay informed and repost our updates via  Facebook
4. Tweet the following messages to @DHSgov @POTUS and tag us @NALACC_ORG
5. Make a donation to our  Protecting Children Across Borders campaign

Use these messages & hashtags: 

Protect Central American children and families who seek safe haven. 
DO NOT raid and deport Central American children and families.

#ProtectionNotDeportation #ProtectChildrenAcrossBorders

Sample Script: 

Hello, I am calling to ask President Obama to speak out immediately and direct the Department of Homeland Security NOT to move forward with raids and deportations of Central American children and families fleeing violence. Children and families fleeing for their lives must be protected and supported, not apprehended and deported.  
You can help us change the course for many children and families by just taking a few of these action steps. We thank you in advance!