Marilin and her son Yunior, whose names have been changed to not jeopardize their safety, are tragic examples of the cruel nature of immigration detention. According to Amnesty International USA, they left Honduras to escape years of violence from Marilin’s ex-partner and an international criminal organization.
We know that the administration can end the horrors of the current cruel system that were on full display over the last four years, investing instead in a humane and cost-effective way to protect the rights and dignity of immigrants and of all our communities. The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act is a key part of the solution. We call on Congress and President Biden to show the willpower and political courage to make it law.