‘No Pleasure In Detention’ Will Echo the Streets in entrance of the White Home this Pleasure Month
Washington, DC– At the moment, Wednesday, June 23, trans and queer leaders from throughout the nation with the #EndTransDetention Campaign are in Washington D.C. to inform President Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas to finish the detention of trans individuals by ICE and to launch individuals residing with HIV instantly.
What: Funeral service to honor trans ladies who’ve died, procession from church to the White Home to demand an finish to trans detentions
When: At the moment, Wednesday, June twenty third at 12pm ET
The place: Nationwide Metropolis Christian Church 5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005 to White Home 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
Who: 25+ beforehand detained trans and queer individuals, Latinx & Black led organizations Familia:TQLM, BLMP, Mijente, and Transgender Legislation Heart, Allies
“President Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas may simply finish the detention of trans individuals and other people residing with HIV in the event that they wished to— it’s unacceptable that they haven’t. We’re right here as a result of our trans group is struggling in detention for looking for a greater, safer life. We are able to’t have a good time Pleasure when our individuals are in detention–there’s no delight in detention. We demand President Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas instantly launch our individuals this Pleasure month.” Victoria Castro, Trans Chief with El/La Para TransLatinas in California and a member of Familia:TQLM, previously detained by ICE.
“Biden says he cares about LGBTQIA individuals in different international locations however we ask ourselves why he doesn’t take motion at house. As a trans Afro-Mexican migrant and advocate for jail abolition, we demand that President Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas instantly finish their observe of detaining trans individuals and other people residing with HIV. Detention is a merciless and inhumane type of punishment for migrating. Migration is a human proper and we ought to be handled with dignity.” – Karolina Lopez, Trans Chief with Mariposas Sin Fronteras in Arizona and a member of Familia:TQLM, Previously Detained by ICE.
This Pleasure Month, after 10 actions in main cities throughout the nation by trans immigrant ladies, together with in San Francisco, Phoenix, Atlanta, New York Metropolis, Familia:Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Mijente, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, Transgender Legislation Heart, and grassroots accomplice organizations will convene in Washington, D.C. to remind President Biden to satisfy his promise of defending LGBTQ+ individuals by bringing consideration to the neglect and abuse inside ICE custody within the U.S.
President Biden campaigned on defending LGBTQ+ individuals and on February 4, 2021, he issued a memo promising to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals worldwide. He hasn’t fulfilled his personal promise given his Administration’s present observe of detaining trans individuals.
On March thirty first on Trans Day of Visibility, President Biden tweeted “Transgender rights are human rights – and I’m calling on each American to affix me in uplifting the price and dignity of transgender Individuals. Collectively, we will stamp out discrimination and ship on our nation’s promise of freedom and equality for all.”
The #EndTransDetention marketing campaign launched over 5 years in the past, with renewed efforts to get the Biden Administration to undertake a coverage that releases all trans individuals from detention, individuals residing with HIV, and with medical circumstances.
A bunch of 36+ previously detained trans individuals, together with individuals from Mariposas sin Fronteras, despatched a letter to the White Home on March 2, 2021, asking the Biden Administration to cease detaining trans individuals. Letter here.
In April 2021, the #EndTransDetention marketing campaign was profitable in releasing Eva Rosas, a 42-year-old transgender lady from Veracruz, Mexico, after being in a detention middle for 2 years in Georgia. She is presently preventing her asylum case.