His name was Felipe Alonzo-Gomez. He traveled here from Guatemala. On December 18, he and his father were apprehended outside El Paso, Texas and taken into custody by the Customs and Border Patrol. On December 24, Felipe was pronounced dead. He was eight years old.
He is the second child to have died in CBP custody this month. Jakelin Caal Maquin lost her life only ten days earlier. She was seven. These tragedies were preventable. For months now, humanitarian groups have been sounding the alarm about the inhumane conditions in which asylum seekers are held.
Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen admitted that her department’s catastrophic new policies have driven the system to “a breaking point”. Nielsen and the president must answer for the loss of Felipe and Jakelin.
ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Call all three members of Congress and demand that they renew calls for Secretary Nielsen to be fired.
Whose House? Our House! Indivisible Day of Action
Thursday, January 3
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Federal Building, 90 7th Street
Indivisible SF invites you to celebrate winning The House (and Leader Pelosi regaining her Speakership) and raise your voice for a progressive agenda in 2019.
Join us for the Women’s March!
Saturday, January 19
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Stand Up SF will be leading a contingent this year.
Stand Up SF General Meeting
Sunday, January 20
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
Thanks for all you do,