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DC: CAIR to Co-Sponsor Virginia Group’s Call for Immigrant Family Reunification at Vigil Outside Child Detention Facility

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/9/18) – On Tuesday, July 10, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join the Alliance for Family Reunification (AFR) of Prince William County at a candlelight vigil outside a Virginia facility housing immigrant children who were separated from their families by Trump administration policy.

WHAT: Alliance for Family Reunification – Prince William County – Candlelight Vigil for Family Reunification

WHERE: Outside Youth For Tomorrow, 11835 Hazel Circle Dr., Bristow, VA 20136

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 8-9 p.m.

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

At the vigil outside the Youth For Tomorrow facility in Bristow, Va., the alliance will demand that the Trump administration take immediate and transparent steps to reunify the children with members of their biological family.

Some reports indicate that the Trump administration does not intend to reunite all the families and might place some children in foster homes. The New York Times reported that officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection deleted records that would have connected parents with their children.

A judge has imposed a July 10 deadline for the reunification of parents with their children under 5 and July 26 for all other separated families.

The Alliance for Family Reunification of Prince William County is a non-partisan coalition of concerned individuals and organizations seeking the immediate and transparent reunification of families separated at the border by the Trump administration.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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