If You Have 30 Seconds, You Can Help Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border
Update: On June 20, Donald Trump signed an executive order promising to stop the practice of separating children from their parents at the border. The order, however, is written to allow for the indefinite detention of families and children together — another inhumane practice which is currently prohibited by law. In addition, the order does not address reuniting the thousands of children who have been separated from their parents already, making it just as urgent as ever for us to continue advocating for them.
Original story: As horror stories about what migrant children and parents are enduring at the US border continue to roll in, it's easy to feel powerless to help — but we shouldn't. The truth is there are many things regular American citizens can do to help push for an end to the Trump administration's separation policy by holding our lawmakers accountable, donating money to organizations that support migrant families, and raising our voices against this human rights abuse, which that has ripped some 2,000 children away from their parents in just the last six weeks.
Read on for four tangible ways you can make your voice heard and advocate for the end of this policy — in as little as 30 seconds.