Urgent Action: Four Young Children and their Mothers Detained for Over 500 Days (USA: UA 59/17)

Urgent Action
March 17, 2017

Four young children and their mothers are seeking asylum in the US after escaping horrific violence in their home countries. They have been held at a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Center in Pennsylvania for over 500 days despite having pending applications for legal permanent residency.



Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately release on parole those granted SIJ status and their mothers who are detained at Berks County Residential Center;
  • Calling on them to ensure that they are provided necessary medical attention, in accordance with their wishes;
  • Urging them to ensure that while in detention, they be provided regular contact with family members and lawyers of their choosing

Contact these two officials by 27 April 2017:

Acting Field Officer for the Philadelphia Field Office
Jennifer Ritchey
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
US Department of Homeland Security
York Field Office, 2400 Concord Rd.
York, PA, 17402, USA
Tel: +1 717 840 7754
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ICEgov
Salutation: Dear Ms. Ritchey

Assistant Field Office Director
David O’Neil
Philadelphia Field Office
1600 Callowhill St. 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19130, USA 
Tel: +1 267 479 3693
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ICEgov
Salutation: Dear Mr. O’Neil

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