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Scott Lloyd is unqualified to be the Trump administration’s director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the agency that oversees detained young immigrants without a close adult relative in the United States. He has used this position to advance his own personal religious agenda to prevent young people from accessing abortion and enacted a policy that flies in the face of ORR's legal obligation to provide timely access to safe medical care to those within its charge.

Join with us as we demand that Scott Lloyd be removed from his position and the Trump administration immediately restore access to comprehensive reproductive health care services and information, including abortion, for the thousands of young immigrants in ORR's care.

The Honorable Alex Azar
Secretary of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

 

Dear Mr. Azar,

The undersigned are calling for removal of Scott Lloyd as the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and an end to ORR’s policy blocking abortion care for young immigrants in its custody.

 

Scott Lloyd is unqualified for his position, has used his power to impose his religious beliefs onto the immigrant children and youth in ORR custody, and has shamed, bullied and coerced young people to continue pregnancies against their will.

 

ORR’s policy overreaches into the personal decisions of immigrant youth who wish to end their pregnancies and we demand that ORR immediately restore access to reproductive health care services and information, including abortion, for the thousands of young people in their custody.

 

All people have a right to make decisions about their health and future with dignity and self-determination. The Trump Administration is bound by law to respect this right whatever an individual’s immigration status.

 

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