We built up the pressure and it paid off! Thanks to your signatures and phone calls, Maria Solis, a 28-year-old pregnant mother was released from immigration detention! Maria has spent 5 weeks at Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, California, where she feared miscarrying due to a lack of access to the prenatal care she needs.
Less than two weeks ago, you took action to urge Maria’s release from jail where she was not getting the prenatal care she needed. Detaining her during her immigration proceeding in her current condition was inhumane, unnecessary, and put her life and pregnancy at risk.
This is where your voice made a difference. You joined us, Women's Refugee Commission, and ACLU San Diego to demand release of Maria Solis to ensure her access to appropriate prenatal care for her health and her unborn baby’s protection. Within a few days, we amassed over 2377 signatures standing with Maria!
In the first four months of this year, 292 pregnant women were held in ICE detention centers nationwide. And according to a Human Rights Watch report, ICE policies unduly deprive women of basic health services, services that are provided are often unconscionably delayed or otherwise seriously substandard.
We must stand up together for the lives of pregnant immigrant women and moms. Join us this September 29 for a #MaternalJustice tweetchat where we will discuss this cruel treatment of human beings based solely on immigration status.
We can prevent needless tragedies of maternal and infant deaths in prisons!
Join us for a #MaternalJustice tweetchat on 9/25 at 8-9pm ET!