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“Juntos” Collaboration Gives Central American Families New Hope For Reunification  

As a result of a case filed by IRAP and the law firm Arnold & Porter, the government must process approximately 2,700 Central American minors

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Washington, DC.- In 2014,  in response to the increasing numbers of Central American children making the long, dangerous land journey to the U.S. border, the government created the Central American Minors (CAM) humanitarian parole program.  The CAM program allowed children in danger in Central America to reunite with their parents who were lawfully in the United States. The program allowed applicants to be resettled as refugees or granted temporary humanitarian parole into the United States, and by the end of 2016, approximately 3,000 people had traveled to the United States through CAM.

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In August 2017, the Trump Administration shut down the parole portion of the CAM program–even for 2,714 children and family members who had already been conditionally approved by the government and were in the final stages of processing, including some that had already bought plane tickets. But as a result of a case filed by IRAP and the law firm Arnold & Porter, the government is restarting processing applications for approximately 2,700 people.

The "Juntos" Collaboration is a transnational effort undertaken by the National TPS Alliance and the Salvadoran Worker Center to reunite these families. The campaign is part of a number of summer actions aimed at strengthening our communities across the US, and fighting back against all family separations as Trump again zeroed-in on immigration to launch his electoral campaign.

Love within any transnational family is unbreakable and Juntos offers an opportunity to restore such bonds of love.  The TPS holders, members and organizers of the Alliance, will help identify the families, provide them with the information and assistance that they need.

For more information visit:

ENGLISH: https://refugeerights.org/cam-resources/

SPANISH: https://refugeerights.org/recursos-cam/

WHAT: 

"JUNTOS" Collaboration launch to reunite Central American Families

WHERE: 

Lafayette Park

Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest,

Washington, DC 20001

(In front of The White House)

WHEN: 

July 17th at  10:00 AM

WHO: 

  • Tatiana Mendez - Will explain CAM program
  • Margarita - Mother that will be reunited with her son thanks to CAM
  • Other families reunited by CAM program
  • National TPS Alliance