More than five million children in the United States have an undocumented parent or family member. Because of their immigration status these families have always been at risk of separation, but expanded immigration enforcement actions under the Trump administration have greatly increased that risk. Here’s what you can do to help keep families together:
VOTE! The best way to make your opinions known is to vote in officials who believe in what you believe in.
Volunteer for organizations like Julie Schweitert’s Immigrant Families Together. For other organizations that need volunteers, go to Families Belong Together. Donate to organizations which support immigrant families.
Show Up—to vote, demonstrate, volunteer to help.
Watch Martin Smith’s PBS Frontline documentary Separated: Children at the Border for a comprehensive overview of the issues.
Keep writing, emailing elected officials to let them know that the immigrant issue is important to you. Likewise, keep emailing, writing to your news stations—let them know that that they need to keep stories about immigrants and new immigration policies in the news.