In the last six weeks, the Trump Administration has separated nearly 2,000 children from their families at the US-Mexico border.
Donald Trump is using these children as leverage, telling lawmakers that family separation will continue unless they agree to an immigration bill that implements other draconian policies, like funding the border wall and barring legal immigrants from bringing their children to the US.
Ripping children out of their parents’ arms is not an immigration policy or negotiation tactic. It’s simply immoral—and Democrats are standing up to stop it. There are three ways you can help now:
- Click here to find your Senator’s phone number. Call and urge him or her to support the Keep Families Together Act, which would stop family separation at the border. This is especially important if your Senator is a Republican.
- Consider donating to RAICES, Texas’s largest legal aid organization for immigrants. They are working on two critical issues: providing bond for immigrants being held, and providing lawyers for immigrants fighting deportation. There is no easy way to reunite these parents with their children, but getting them out of detention is the first step.
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced the Keep Families Together Act. Chip in $5 now to her and four other women who are standing up for sensible, compassionate immigration policies.
All 11 Democratic women of the Senate are signing on to the Keep Families Together Act. But Sens. Feinstein, Kamala Harris and Catherine Cortez Masto also led on immigration when they co-sponsored the bipartisan Dream Act introduced last summer. Late yesterday Harris called on the Homeland Security Secretary to resign. And Gov. Kate Brown has taken multiple executive actions—including signing legislation—to effectively make Oregon a sanctuary state.
Thank them all by supporting our Immigration Leadership slate.