Social Media Toolkit: Family Separation 2.0

ICE Continues Family Separation 2.0

FAMILY SEPARATION 2.0 EXPLAINED

ICE is taking advantage of the situation with #COVID19 by asking detained parents to sign a form that would permit their children to be separated from them & released from detention, while forcing the parents to remain detained indefinitely. This has happened at 3 different detention facilities across the country and as such, can be interpreted as a national strategy headed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Trump Administration. We need to make noise about this or families risk being separated in the same way we saw under the Zero Tolerance Policy of 2018.


 

That’s why we’re inviting you to stand with us by:

  1. Take a family selfie in support of those in detention. Include the hashtags #DontLookAway & #Families4Families and post it on social media to spread the word.
  2. Report Acting Director of DHS, Chad Wolf’s Twitter account for abuse & hate: @DHS_Wolf
    & if you don’t have Twitter, report @homelandsecurity on Facebook
    & if you don’t have a SM account, email Chad Wolf directly by using our tool here.
  3. Stay tuned to @RAICESTEXAS’ social media channels for more info

STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH DETAINED FAMILIES… & DEMAND THEIR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAKE A FAMILY SELFIE

  • Whether it’s just you or the whole family, take a selfie with one of our pre-made signs you can download & print at home in color [download] or in black & white [download] OR write your own message of support! Don’t forget to include the hashtag(s) #Families4Families (& #DontLookAway).
  • OR make a short video to upload and share

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

  • Post the photo or video on your social media profiles and use #Families4Families & #DontLookAway in your posts.

SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Twitter: Share your selfie with these sample tweets
  • Facebook: Share your selfie with these sample posts on your feed and/or page
  • Instagram: Share your selfie with this sample caption or add it to your story

Don’t forget to tag 3 friends to do the same.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…

We’ve tried time and time again to contact DHS & ICE with no luck. They do not want to hear us. That’s why we need your help in ramping up these efforts. Let’s get these accounts DEACTIVATED for promoting abuse and hate.

and/or

ANCHORING PARTNERS

Amnesty International USA, Families Belong Together, Proyecto Dilley Pro-Bono Project

 

TWITTER

Post your family selfie/video with one of the texts below.

Graphic(s) to use below as well. Click to download:

Sample Tweet 1

A choice to be separated from your child is no choice at all. We saw the traumatic effects of family separation in 2018 & we won’t allow for it to happen again.

Not on our watch. #Families4Families We call on @DHS_Wolf to release ALL families from detention.

Sample Tweet 2

Keeping your child in detention or getting separated from them indefinitely all during a pandemic…that’s a choice no parent should have to make.

My family stands w/those in immigrant detention forced to make this choice. We demand @DHS_Wolf release them NOW. #Families4Families

Sample Tweet 3

ICE is taking advantage of the #COVID19 situation to try to separate families once again.

That’s why we’re calling on @DHS_Wolf & @DHSgov to stop Family Separation 2.0 from happening.

Not on our watch 🖐️ #Families4Families #DontLookAway

Sample Tweet 4

#DontLookAway Family separation 2.0 is underway. A choice to be separated from your child is no choice at all.

Our family calls on @DHS_Wolf to stop this cruelty and release migrant families from detention. Mothers, fathers and children alike. #Families4Families

Sample Tweet 5

#DontLookAway 👀 Our gov’t cannot use #COVID19 as an excuse to separate children from their mothers & fathers.

No family should be forced to choose between indefinite separation or detention during a pandemic. We demand @DHS_Wolf release these families NOW. #Families4Families

Tweet de ejemplo en español 1

Mantener a tu hijo en un centro detención o separarte de él indefinidamente durante una pandemia? Es una pregunta que ningún padre debería tener que hacerse. Nuestra familia se solidariza con esos padres y exigimos que @DHS_Wolf libere a todas las familias. #Families4Families

Tweet de ejemplo en español 2

La separación familiar 2.0 está en marcha. Separarse de su hijo nunca debería ser una opción. Nuestra familia le exige a @DHS_Wolf que detenga esta crueldad y libere a las familias migrantes de estos centros de detención. Madres, padres e hijos por igual. #Families4Families

Sample Partner Tweet

[email protected] cannot use #COVID19 as an excuse to separate families again.

That’s why we’re asking everyone to: ⬇️

👨‍👩‍👧 🤳🏾 Take a family selfie
# Use #Families4Families & #DontLookAway
⛔️ Report @DHS_Wolf
👉🏾 Nominate 3 friends to do the same

Find more info here > https://www.raicestexas.org/Families4Families/?ms=tw20200516_fam4fam_tk

Tweet de ejemplo en español para organizaciones aliadas

El #COVID19 no puede ser usado como excusa para separar familias nuevamente.

👨‍👩‍👧🤳🏾 Tomate una selfie familiar
# Usa #Families4Families y #DontLookAway
⛔️ Reporta la cuenta de @DHS_Wolf
👉🏾 Nomina a 3 personas para que hagan lo mismo
Más info acá > https://www.raicestexas.org/Families4Families/?ms=tw20200516_fam4fam_tk

 

FACEBOOK

Post your family selfie/video with one of the texts below.

Graphic(s) to use here as well. Click to download:

Sample Post 1

This past week lawyers at 3 immigrant family detention facilities across the country confirmed that ICE was presenting parents with an impossible choice: indefinite separation from their children or prolonged detention alongside them during a pandemic.

This is a false choice. We saw the traumatic effects of family separation in 2018 & we won’t allow for it to happen again. Our family stands in solidarity with the migrant mothers, fathers & children and demands that @homelandsecurity release them NOW. #Families4Families

Tagging [@username], [@username], [@username] to join us by posting a family selfie.

Sample Post 2

#DontLookAway. Family separation 2.0 is underway. A choice to be separated from your child is no choice at all. Our family calls on @homelandsecurity to stop this cruelty and release migrant families from detention. Mothers, fathers and children alike.

Tagging [@username], [@username], [@username] to join us by posting a family selfie. #Families4Families

Ejemplo de publicación en español

La semana pasada, abogados en 3 centros de detención familiar para inmigrantes confirmaron que ICE les estaba presentando a los padres una opción imposible: separación indefinida de sus hijos o detención prolongada junto a ellos durante una pandemia.

Esta es una falsa elección. Todxs vimos los efectos traumáticos de la separación familiar en el 2018. No permitiremos que eso vuelva a suceder.

Nuestra familia se solidariza con las madres, padres e hijos atrapados en estos centros y exigimos que @homelandsecurity los libere AHORA. #Families4Families #DontLookAway

Sample Partner Post

.@homelandsecurity cannot use #COVID19 as an excuse to separate children from their mothers and fathers again. That’s why we’re asking folks to do the following:

👨‍👩‍👧 🤳🏾 Take a family selfie
# Use #Families4Families & #DontLookAway
🗣️ Post it on social media & demand DHS release ALL families from detention
⛔️ Report @homelandsecurity
👉🏾 Nominate 3 friends to do the same

Publicación en español para organizaciones aliadas

.@homelandsecurity no puede usar el #COVID19 como excusa para separar a los niños de sus madres y padres nuevamente. Es por eso que te pedimos lo siguiente:

👨‍👩‍👧 🤳🏾 Tomate una selfie familiar
# Usa #Families4Families y #DontLookAway
🗣️ Publícala en tus redes sociales y exige que el departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos libere a TODAS las familias de detención inmigratoria
⛔️ Reporta la cuenta de @homelandsecurity
👉🏾 Nomina a 3 amigos para que hagan lo mismo

 

INSTAGRAM

Post your family selfie/video with the caption below.

FInd Instagram-sized graphics below the captions

Sample Post

While we’re at home quarantining, parents trapped in immigrant detention centers across the country have been given an impossible choice by ICE: indefinite separation from their children or prolonged detention alongside them during a pandemic. We saw the traumatic effects of family separation back in 2018 & we won’t allow for it to happen again. Our family stands in solidarity with these migrant mothers, fathers & children and demands that @dhsgov release them NOW. This Administration cannot use #COVID19 as an excuse to separate families again. #Families4Families #DontLookAway

Tagging [@username], [@username], [@username] to join us by posting a family selfie.

Ejemplo de publicación en español

Mientras nosotrxs estamos haciendo cuarentena en nuestros hogares, ICE les ha dado una opción imposible a los padres atrapados en centros de detención inmigratorios a lo largo y ancho de EEUU: separación indefinida de sus hijos o detención prolongada junto a ellos durante la pandemia.

Ya vimos los efectos traumáticos de la separación familiar en el 2018. No permitiremos que vuelva a suceder. Nuestra familia se solidariza con todxs las madres, padres e hijos en estos centros. Exigimos que @dhsgov los libere. No pueden usar el #COVID19 como una excusa para separar familias nuevamente. #FamilasPorFamilias #DontLookAway

Quiero etiquetar a [@usuario], [@usuario], [@usuario] para que se unan con nosotrxs en familia!


Instagram Images

Click to download

 

VIDEO PROMPT

Record a 30 – 60 second video (alongside your family) holding a sign and saying why you think this move to separate families is wrong & DHS should release all families. Grabe un video de 30 – 60 segundos (junto a su familia) con un cartel y diga por qué cree que esta nueva forma de separación familiar está mal.

Sample Script

Folks, while we’re safely at home quarantining, parents trapped in immigrant detention have been given a choice by ICE: indefinite separation from their children or prolonged detention alongside them during a pandemic.

We saw this happen 2 years ago during the family separation crisis.

We cannot go back to that. Not now. Not ever.

This Administration cannot use COVID as an excuse to separate children from their mothers and fathers.

That’s why we’re demanding DHS (Department of Homeland Security) release each and every one of these families to safety. Together.

And NOW.

Don’t look away. Stand with families.

Ejemplo de guión en español

Amigos, mientras nosotrxs estamos haciendo cuarentena de forma segura en nuestros hogares, ICE les ha dado una opción imposible a los padres atrapados en centros de detención inmigratorios: separación indefinida de sus hijos o detención prolongada junto a ellos durante la pandemia.

Ya vimos lo que sucedió hace 2 años durante la crisis de separación familiar.

No podemos volver a eso. Jamas.

La administración de Trump no puede usar el coronavirus como una excusa para separar a los niños de sus madres y padres.

Es por eso que estamos exigiendo que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos libere a todas y cada una de estas familias a un lugar seguro. YA.

Únete. Haz un video o tomate una selfie con tu familia y publicala con el hashtag #FamiliasPorFamilias o #Families4Families

No podemos ignorar la situación.