Since May 7, 2018, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, and June 20, 2018, when President Trump signed an Executive Order to greatly expand the detention of immigrant families, an enormous outcry by people in the United States and worldwide has made our collective voices heard loud and clear: Family separation and indefinite detention are abhorrent and heartless policies that must end immediately.
In just one month, more than 900,000 people have signed two petitions created by KIND in collaboration with Change.org:
Through word of mouth and sharing across social media platforms, people from across the globe have joined KIND to raise awareness of the plight of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children and their families – and continue to do so daily.
“Now more than ever, we must all work collectively to end these horrific policies ,” said Cory Smith, Vice President, Policy, Advocacy, & Communications, KIND. “These petitions powerfully illustrate the breadth and strength of many voices calling for the fair and humane treatment of migrant and refugee children and families.”
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