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All kids should be treated the same — with dignity and respect, no matter their immigration status. Children should be able to grow up with their families, friends and communities. Tell the U.S. government to stop detaining children on account of their immigration status and to stop using facilities like Homestead.

Sign the Petition

No child should ever be detained because of their immigration status.

Our research found that children seeking safety in the U.S. were housed at a Homestead, Florida facility in conditions that did not meet U.S. or international standards, with no idea how long they would be kept there. It is never in the best interests of the child to be detained. Children deserve to be free and with their families.


Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights movement, using research, government advocacy, public education, and activism to work towards a world where everyone can live free of violence and fear.