Dear Acting Director Albence,
I am deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of Ana* and Victoria* and all families in ICE detention in the USA.
On 26 June 2020, a federal judge ordered your agency to release all children from family detention because these facilities are “on fire” with cases of COVID-19.
I call on you to release all the families together. Parents must be released with their children to preserve family unity – as family separation is never in the best interests of the child – and to protect them in this pandemic.