Update: The federal government released Rosa Maria Hernandez back into the custody of her family. Border Patrol's decision to target a young girl remains unconscionable. No child should go through this trauma and the ACLU is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Border Patrol agents followed the ambulance and camped outside the hospital room of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy getting emergency surgery – then jailed her in a detention center for kids. Call the Office of Refugee Resettlement today and demand they release Rosa Maria Hernandez immediately.
Enter YOUR phone number (including area code). Make sure this phone is near you now. We’ll route your call to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Once connected, tell the official who answers the phone:
I’m calling to ask you to release Rosa Maria Hernandez back to the care of her family today. This 10-year-old elementary-school student needs to be recovering from surgery at home with her family, not jailed in a detention center. What the government is doing is outrageous and cruel.