REPORT: Progressive groups announce #ClosetheCamps protest against migrant detention funding

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Advocacy groups MoveOn, United We Dream, the American Friends Service Committee and Families Belong Together announced Friday that on July 2 they will protest outside of congressional district offices and call on members of Congress to refuse to authorize any funding for “family detention and deportation.”

Their protest comes after the House voted to pass a bipartisan $4.6 billion Senate package to address the southern border conditions despite a push from progressives for more protections for migrant children.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Right now, tens of thousands of migrants are being held in horrific conditions, forcibly separated from their families, with no promise of reunification or future assistance,” the groups said in a statement.

“From imprisoning children in inhumane detention centers, threatening widespread raids to break up families, and covering up reports of migrants dying in U.S. custody, we must come together to permanently end family detention and separation, ensure all families are reunited, and close the camps,” they added.

According to the #ClosetheCamps website, there were protests planned in 37 locations as of Friday afternoon.

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