“After a longtime affiliation with UnidosUS, Southwest Key has decided to discontinue our Unidos membership. The mission of our organization is to provide opportunities to youth and their families. This is the basis of our work in immigration, youth justice, and education. Unidos’ response to our mission in the recent months made it clear that our missions no longer align. On behalf of Southwest Key’s leadership and more than 8,000 employees, we express appreciation for Unidos’ past support however we feel strongly that this decision is in the best interest of our organization at this time.”
Attributed to Juan Sanchez, CEO and El Presidente
The letter sent to UnidosUS is enclosed here.
Southwest Key Programs was founded in 1987 and is one of the nation’s top, Hispanic-led nonprofit organizations. With a focus on children and families, Southwest Key began serving unaccompanied minors to provide immigrant children with a humane alternative to detention and operates shelters in Texas, California and Arizona.