Little Rock – ACLU of Arkansas condemns the use of Little Rock Air Force Base as an immigrant detainment camp. Executive Director Rita Sklar released the following statement:
“Children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents. Families who are seeking asylum from violence and daily horror shouldn’t be shipped around the country to be detained indefinitely on an airforce base. They belong in homes and should be given the resources they need to start the healing process from the trauma of being separated..” said Rita Sklar, ACLU of Arkansas Executive Director.
Separating families has long-term emotional effects including psychological distress, anxiety, and depression. The ACLU has a current class-action lawsuit fighting for the immediate reunion of thousands of children and parents.