We know we have talked about this already, but it’s so shocking, we need to talk about it again.
The WH policy of separating children from their parents to discourage illegal travel to the US is unjustifiable, unacceptable and inhumane.
There are many different numbers being quoted, but the ACLU has said that over 1,000 children have been taken from their families in the last month alone. The parents don’t know where their children are, when they will see them again, or if their children will accompany them should they (the parents) be deported.
This practice of separating children from their parents is deeply traumatic for the families and will have a long-lasting impact on the children, many of whom have already experienced horrors in their own country and on their journey to the US border. It must be stopped. Even the UN is wading in on the subject!
So, what can you do?
Contact your US Senator and Representative TODAY and urge them to do everything they can to stop this inhumane policy and deeply damaging treatment of children and their families, many of whom are seeking asylum from horrific situations elsewhere. Here is a script from ACLU to help you.
Consider supporting organizations working to protect children separated from their parents at the border. The organizations include Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, United We Dream, and Kids in Need of Defense.