Alyssa Milano Vows to 'Uncover the Disturbing Pattern of Abuse of Immigrant Children' in Arizona

Alyssa Milano is taking the injustice of immigrant child abuse head on. The actor-turned-political commentator tweeted her latest efforts to bring an end to the sexual assault of young children separated from their parents at asylum facilities in Arizona on Tuesday.

"I will not let sexual assault and abuse be the face of our nation," Milano wrote. "Today, I demand answers."

The 45-year-old is taking her crusade against sexual assault and the poor treatment of immigrants to an even higher level after filing a request for the Arizona Department of Health to investigate claims of immigrant child abuse. "I filed a public records request with @AZDHS to uncover the disturbing pattern of abuse of immigrant children at @SouthwestKey facilities in Arizona," she wrote.

BREAKING: I will not let sexual assault and abuse be the face of our nation.

Today, I demand answers.

I filed a public records request with @AZDHS to uncover the disturbing pattern of abuse of immigrant children at @SouthwestKey facilities in Arizona. #sunlightdisinfects pic.twitter.com/VY9SfFhJ2B

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2018

Two workers at a migration detention center in Phoenix operated by Southwest Key Programs were charged with sexually assaulting immigrant teens in August, according to a report by the New York Times. The accusations against the workers, Fernando Magaz Negrete and Levian D. Pacheco, are just a few of the many that have surfaced from Southwest Key facilities.

Milano called out Southwest Key in an Op-Ed published by CNN on Tuesday. "As one of the largest organizations charged with the care of migrant children separated from their families by the [President Donald] Trump regime's cruel and unnecessary family separation policy, Southwest Key has received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars in the last decade, including nearly $500 million this year alone to house more than 1,500 children in several states," she wrote.

"Their actions are undertaken on our behalf, using our money," she continued. "Over and over again, Southwest Key and other organizations tasked with the same cruel service have been accused of crimes against children -- sexual violence, abuse and neglect."

Milano has long been an advocate of immigrant rights and has protested the separation of families at the U.S. border. In addition to working with groups aiding immigrants with legal services and representation, Milano even offered up her New York home to temporarily house child detainees.

Milano was also one of the biggest protesters against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexually assaulting psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when they were in high school in the 1980s.