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“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator
Stop Felipe Montes From Permanently Losing His Rights To His Children
UPDATE: After hearing from 20,000 of us the government of North Carolina backed down on stripping Felipe Montes of his rights to his children. The fight isn't over yet and we're asking people to invite 5 friends to the campaign so we can prepare for the next fight:
Last year, Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico. Now the Allegheny County Department of Social Services wants to terminate his rights to his three U.S. citizen children. Felipe’s children are just three of thousands that are being permanently separated from their parents by a broken immigration system and a patchwork of child welfare systems.
If we put enough pressure on the Allegheny County DSS and on the North Carolina Division of Social Services, we have a chance to reunify three boys with their father and keep them out of a precarious existence in the foster care system.
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