The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a non-sectarian group, has launched a letter-writing campaign to the more than 37,000 people currently locked up in ICE detention; many have health conditions that make them dangerously vulnerable to the coronavirus.
The UUSC says that it can’t be business as usual during this pandemic and said it welcomes the fact that federal immigration agencies have suspended some forms of enforcement during the crisis.
Here’s what UUSC says:
The Trump administration needs to hear from us that business-as-usual in this crisis means death for many members of our communities. Every day that ICE continues to confine people in close quarters, they are putting lives at risk. They should immediately release all migrants from detention. Failing that, ICE must at least prioritize the release of people over the age of 65, immunocompromised individuals, and people with asthma or other conditions that increase their vulnerability to the disease.
Please click here to add your name to the letter.