Sunday, February 26, 2017

Help Free Young Adult Asylum Seeker from El Salvador

Urgent need from Amnesty International:

"Urgent help on behalf of Sara Beltran Hernandez, a 26-year-old mother
of two from El Salvador who is fighting for her freedom."

"Back in El Salvador, Sara suffered serious
physical and psychological
domestic violence, including sexual abuse.
Sara also received death threats
from a gang leader and gang members
who are believed
to have killed people in the past."

“I knew [the gang leader] would not stop until she killed me.” —Sara Beltran Hernandez

"Sara fled this violence and abuse and sought asylum in the U.S."

"Instead of treating her with compassion and considering her claim, U.S. immigration authorities imprisoned Sara in a detention facility in Texas, where she’s been held for 15 months."

"URGENT: Call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement now to demand that Sara be released.

"Sara has been in a U.S. jail since she arrived 475 days ago."

"After she collapsed in jail earlier this month, Sara was transferred to a hospital, where she says a doctor told her she had a brain tumor."

"For several days, Sara’s lawyer and family were denied access to Sara or information about her condition, including medical records. Sara has now been transferred back to a detention center."

"As President Trump’s aggressive immigration orders begin to be implemented, we must do everything we can to ensure protection for people fleeing violence, like Sara. We are working to ensure that people with asylum claims are given a fair hearing and are not treated like criminals while their cases are processed."

"Help Sara now: she must be released and given the treatment she needs.
Thank you for taking action,"

Margaret Huang
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

Please write for refugees such as Sara Beltran Hernandez.

In the Light,

Daniel Wilcox

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