Guest post by Tess Joseph
The Woodhull Freedom Foundation remains outraged at the Trump administration’s systemic and horrific separation of migrant families. Parents, like Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez, are being deported without their children. The photograph below of a child in McAllen, Texas, crying as her mother was searched and detained, has gone viral.
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Below is a list of steps you can take to fight the inhumane family separation at the border.
- DONATE. Read this article from Slate. Look through the list of organizations advocating for migrant families, and consider donating or organizing fundraisers to financially support their work.
- CALL YOUR SENATORS. Urge them to support the Keep Families Together Act. Ask them to arrive unannounced to local detention centers and demand access to detainees so that conditions may be documented. Directions and templates are listed in this article from the NAACP.
- MOBILIZE. On June 30, there will be Families Belong Together rallies across the nation. Mobilize to raise attention and outrage. Bring your friends and families.
- SUPPORT. Be conscious of the people around you who may be feeling especially devastated, distressed, and/or afraid. Listen to them, be there for them, and encourage those who can or want to take action to do so.