Families Belong Together!

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In early May, it was announced that the U.S. would take a stricter stance on illegal crossings at the Mexican border. Since its implication it has led to over 2,000 families being separated at the border according to the Department of Homeland Security.  President Trump’s “zero tolerance” methodology has escalated to infants being taken away from their mothers, siblings being torn apart, and families fearing what will happen to them next. Many of these children are sent to detention centers and are held until further notice. The images of these emotional moments are now being published across social media and news sources and are showing the emotional and heartbreaking moments these families have had to endure.

No one should have to go through the devastating pain of being separated from their family because of this unfair and inhumane policy.

To find out how you can help keep these families together read our guide down below.

READ:

The Cut's What You Can Do Right Now to Help Immigrant Families Separated at the Boarder. 

NPR's What We Know: Family Separation and 'Zero Tolerance' at the Border

Time Magazine's Here are the Facts about Donald Trump's Family Separation Policy

DONATE:

 Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is the largest immigrant nonprofit in Texas that helps provide free or inexpensive legal services for the undocumented. 

Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, an organization that opposes migrant detention centers.

ACLU, with nearly 2 million members the ACLU has fought for nearly 100 years to help preserve the civil liberties for all in our country.  

JOIN:

On Saturday, June 30th millions across the country are pledging to march for the #FamiliesBelongTogether Action. Arranged at 11 a.m. in your respective time zone, the march is organized by ACLU, MoveON, and The Women's March to advocate to keep these families together. To pledge to join and find an event near you, click here

CONTACT:

 Reach out to your local representative and voice your opinion on the matter. To find out how to contact your local representative click here.