The "Zero-Tolerance" immigration policy in the United States has separated an average of 2,000 children from their parents in just six weeks. Although President Trump has promised to stop these actions against the children of undocumented immigrants, it is important to continue talking about the issue to give strength and fulfillment to this promise.
Here are concrete actions you can take to help children who are being separated from their families as a result of U.S. immigration measures:
UNICEF has a specific section on its website to donate an amount of money destined to provide protection and assistance to minors who travel alone through the U.S.-Mexico border. You can make a one-time payment or make donations on a monthly basis.
Organizations such as the Juvenile Center for the Rights of Immigrant Children and RAICES advocate for migrant children not accompanied by adults. In specific RAICES is distinguished by joining the necessary bonds to release the undocumented in custody, which is also legally advised at low cost.
Help by protesting or volunteering
The altruistic organization http://MoveOn.org leads the largest protest against the separation of families on the border to be held on June 30 in Washington D.C. and although Donald Trump already answered the call of several influential voices to ensure that no more families would be separated, a little social pressure would not hurt. The call to attend the demonstration is still open.
If this march gets canceled, do not worry, the organization Families Belong Together prepared a list with other protests supporting the same cause. If you want to get involved more directly with the victimized families, the Texas Civil Rights Project seeks volunteers in the legal and social branch.
Call the senator
If you are a US citizen and live in a border state, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), prepared a template so you can contact your representative senator and express your consternation about the situation of undocumented families.
Regardless of President Trump's next steps in providing humane treatment for migrants, it is essential that society, in general, follow up on the resulting actions.
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