Shortly after we released our podcast episode discussing further the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border, President Trump signed an executive order reversing that policy. However, what the Trump administration is really proposing is replacing family separation with family detention. Not only that, but the executive order says nothing about how to reunite the over 2,000 children that have already been separated from their parents. Below are several articles that explain in greater detail Trump's new executive order and what it is trying to accomplish in the context of our current immigration system.
- New York Times: Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands May Remain Apart
- NPR: Trump's Executive Order on Family Separation: What It Does And Doesn't Do
- Vox: Family separation: what Trump's new executive order actually does
Below is a list of several organizations supporting children and migrants at the border that people can volunteer with or donate money to. For an even more comprehensive list of organizations you can support, check out this Slate article.
- CARA is a consortium of of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association that is providing legal services at family detention centers
- The Florence Project is offering free legal services to people, including unaccompanied minors, in immigration custody in Arizona
- Kids In Need of Defense is working to make sure that children do not appear in immigration court without representation, and lobbies for children's legal interests
- Pueblo Sin Fronteras provides humanitarian aid and shelter to migrants and refugees trying to make it to the US
- RAICES is offering free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families in Texas
- Finally, ActBlue has created a fund you can donate to where your donation will be split amongst 12 organizations supporting migrant children at the border