How You Can Help Migrant Children at the US-Mexico Border
Update: Trump Signs Order to Keep Families Together, Backtracking on Claim That Only Congress Could Act (Mic)
A young child waits in Tijuana, Mexico, outside of the port of entry building, where the migrant group set up camp to wait for access to request asylum. For information on how to help defend the legal rights of detained immigrants, check out The Florence Project. (Hans-Maximo Musielik/AP/REX/Shutterstock)
Nicole Hernandez clutches her mother’s leg while waiting in line to request political asylum in the United States. The family, who is from Guerrero, Mexico, has been waiting for about a week in Tijuana to cross the border. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) serves immigrants and refugees in our community by providing immigration-related legal services, advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support. Find out how to help here. (Gregory Bull/AP/REX/Shutterstock)
A Central American family traveling with a caravan of migrants prepares to cross the border and apply for asylum in the United States — only to have U.S. immigration officials announce that the San Diego crossing was already at capacity. To support asylum-seeking refugee families, go to Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project for information, ways to donate and how to volunteer. (Hans-Maximo Musielik/AP/REX/Shutterstock)
A young boy waits in line with hundreds of other migrants outside a soup kitchen within days of reaching the Mexican-U.S. border. Hoping for safety in numbers, hundreds of immigrants travel together on the dangerous journey. The group received help from a number of different organizations. To help children in danger, donate to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights here. (John Moore/Getty Images)
A young girl peeks out from the back of a truck as she rides through a march for peace in Tijuana, Mexico. Many immigrants are crossing the border to avoid violence and poverty in their home countries. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A 2-year-old girl watches through tears as her mother is searched and detained. The Honduran family seeks asylum after rafting from Mexico across the Rio Grande. According to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “private violence,” like gang violence and domestic violence, will no longer qualify them for political asylum status. Here’s how to contact your local representivies to let your voice be heard: Your U.S. representative’s contact information can be found here, and your U.S. senator’s information can be found here.
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