Defend Immigrant Children and Families


UPDATED 7-28-2018

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Despite the recent court decision requiring the administration to reunite immigrant families separated by Trump’s cruel and racist zero tolerance policy, little and slow progress is being made. We must keep the pressure on our members of Congress (MOCs) so they keep the pressure on the Trump administration to right this terrible wrong.  There is no excuse for the continuation of this humanitarian crisis.

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What can you do?

--Call your members of Congress, repeatedly, every day, and demand that the government stop separating children from their parents, that children already taken from their parents be reunited with them, that those families be released, and that Congress immediately hold hearings to call Trump administration officials before it to explain their actions.  Use our easy dialer tool to contact your members of Congress.

SCRIPT: My name is XXX and my address and zip code is XXX. I am a proud member of Palm Beach Indivisibles. I demand that you insist that the Trump administration put all necessary resources into immediately reuniting immigrant families separated by Trump’s cruel and racist policies. I also demand that you implement fair and reasonable immigration policies and stop Trump from spending billions on a border wall.

--Donate to organizations that provide legal and other support to immigrants - Click here  to donate to La Union Del Pubelo Entero, We Belong Together, Kinds in Need of Defense (KIND), United We Dream Action, Human Rights First, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Womens Refugee Commission.

--Learn even more about what is being done to help immigrant families who are in crises.  Go to the RAICES webpage for additional information. 

Go to the ACLU website for additional information, actions and resources.

--Learn more about what the ACLU is doing to help immigrants.

--Learn more about this issue by reading the stories below:

Learn about why the government defends "truncating" its vetting process to reunite immigrant families

Read more about what happens when migrant families come seeking asylum.

Watch Senator Jeff Merkley's video  detailing his experience at a makeshift detention center holding immigrant children in Texas

Read what the UN says about Trump's policy of taking children from their families at our borders

Read about a complaint filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Read about Trump's lies that blame his policy on the Democrats

Read about one possible explanation of the 1,475 children whom ORR hasn't been able to contact

Read about calls for hearings on Trump's immigration policy

--Sign the  ACLU petition  to Kevin K. McAleenan, Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection, asking him to stop the government from abusing immigrant children.