How You Can Help Separated Families and Ensure Protection for Children

Published   on June 28, 2018

President Trump’s Executive order purporting to end family separation trades family separation for family detention, and potential deportation without having a fair chance to make their claim for asylum.  We are replacing one abhorrent practice with another — one that can endanger these families’ lives, particularly young children.

What can I do?

Sign the petition

Add your name to this KIND/Change.org online campaign to demand the Trump administration end long-term, indefinite detention of immigrant children: https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-children-don-t-belong-in-cages

Spread the word

Follow KIND online @supportkind on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get the latest news and information about family separation and the protection of children. Use these hashtags:

  • #EndFamilyDetention
  • #FamiliesBelongTogether
  • #KeepFamiliesTogether
  • #ProtectFamilies
Contact your Member of Congress

Urge your Senators and Representative to:

  • Do not trade family separation with unlimited family detention and lack of due process. Demand that President Trump, DHS Secretary Nielsen, and Attorney General Sessions end all family separation and detention through social media, letters, appropriations, and in Congressional hearings
  • Support efforts to defund family separation in appropriations and decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices within the Department of Justice
  • Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor the following legislation:
    • S. 3036 – Keep Families Together Act
    • H.R. 2572 – Protect Family Values at the Border Act
    • H.R. 5950 & S.2937 – The HELP Separated Children Act
    • H.R. 2043 & S. 2468 – Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018
    • H.R. 6193 – The Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act

Write/Sign an Op-Ed

Write/sign an Op-Ed in your local newspaper/online media outletsPrevious Op-Eds can be seen on KIND’s social media outlets.

 

 

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