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urgent petition: shut down Trump's prison camps

Yesterday, I was in Homestead, Florida. There I saw the current state of Donald Trump's prison camps for children.

Don't believe Fox News or Team Trump when they try to lie to you and spin it some other way. Prison camps. For children. That's exactly what they are.

I was again shaken to my core, seeing so many blameless children locked up, to speak to them about their hopes and dreams.

That's why I've introduced legislation in Congress to close prison camps like Homestead immediately and reunite children and families.

Sign my urgent petition: tell Congress to shut down these prison camps.

We should be doing everything we can to get these children back into loving homes.

Instead, Team Trump is working to expand these awful prison camps.

Homestead is part of a system that stems from the administration's strategy of criminalizing flight from oppression. That's completely wrong. This administration needs to quit treating migrants as criminals, quit trying to inflict trauma on children as a strategy of deterrence, and ensure that every child with an asylum claim is treated in a dignified and decent manner while they await their asylum hearing.

Sign my petition: tell Congress to shut down Donald Trump's child prison camps immediately.


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Posted on March 12, 2019.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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