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End the "Zero Tolerance" Immigration Policy

Statement on Family Separation

// June 22, 2018

End the “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy

June 21, 2018 – Women’s Foundations across the U.S. and beyond condemn the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and the continued detention of immigrant families. While the new executive order issued by the Trump Administration will pause the practice of separating immigrant families at the border, ending family separations without ending the “zero tolerance” policy means that women, children and families will continue to be charged criminally, held in inhumane detention facilities and refused refuge in the United States.

This policy is cruel, punitive and unnecessary. And it is a choice. This administration has chosen to target immigrant families of color for traumatic detention and deportation. It has chosen to have zero empathy or compassion for people fleeing violence and seeking safety in the United States. It has chosen to put young children at risk of trauma and harm in detention facilities.

We believe in the right to parent your children in safe communities, without fear of violence from individuals or governments. Immigrant justice is reproductive justice, and  immigrant rights are women’s rights. We call on the Trump administration to make a new choice; to end the “zero tolerance” policy, to end the detention and deportation of immigrant families.

Signed:
Chicago Foundation for Women
Fondo Semillas
The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
Women’s Foundation of Florida
Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
Rockflower Partners Inc
Chrysalis Foundation
New York Women’s Foundation
International Women’s Health Coalition
Women’s Foundation of California
Chester County Fund for Women and Girls
Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls
Spark
Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
Vermont Women’s Foundation
Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Global Fund for Women
Rise Up
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
NewMexicoWomen.org
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Maine Women’s Fund
Women’s Fund of Hawaii
Boston Women’s Fund
Dallas Women’s Foundation
Urgent Action Fund
Women’s Fund of Omaha
Solidago Foundation
Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
Shadhika
Sojourner Foundation
Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York
Tewa
New Hampshire Women’s Foundation
Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade

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