Keep Families Together
Recent changes to federal immigration policy are separating children from their parents. ICE, Border Patrol, and other Homeland Security agencies are taking the children of immigrants and asylum-seekers and sending them to faraway detention centers. It doesn’t matter how young the child, how terrible their situation, or how unnecessary their separation. They have one goal in mind: to warn immigrants not to come here, or else they might lose their children. In some cases separations are indefinite and no further information is provided on the children’s whereabouts.
Civil rights groups are speaking out against these policy changes and there has been a large public backlash, including June 1 street protests organized by the ACLU and People Power. Let’s continue to make our opposition to this cruel policy heard.
Here are three actions you can take now:
- Contact your elected officials to express your outrage at how young children are being treated at the border and ask what they are doing to provide better oversight.
- Click here for contact info for your Senators and Congressperson
- Script: “Hi, my name is [NAME]. I’m a constituent from [TOWN] and a member of DoTheMostGood. I’m asking [Rep. NAME ] or [Sen. NAME] to use Congress’ oversight authority to stop separating families at the U.S. border. This practice hurts innocent children and should be stopped immediately. Thank you for your time and attention.” IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL, please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied
- Sign an ACLU petition demanding that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security end its inhumane practice of separating refugee and immigrant children from their families.
- Donate to Together Rising, a charitable nonprofit using crowd-sourced funds to help reunite families that have been separated at the U.S. border in a program it calls Emergency Flash Mob for the Children.