Protecting Children and Families at the Border
Every family deserves to be together and have what they need to be safe and healthy. However, the current federal administration’s cruel practices and policies at the border are tearing families apart. Families are being forced to live in overcrowded spaces and are not given access to basic necessities, like food, water, or a bathroom. Children continue to be forcibly separated from their families. And the trauma that children are experiencing will impact them for a lifetime.
Families crossing the border simply want to make a better life for themselves in a land of freedom and opportunity.
At the Child Care Law Center, we have been contacted by many of our supporters about how to get involved and fight for the rights of these families. Below are a few resources and opportunities from our immigration law partners that support children and their families at the US-Mexican border:
- Lights for Liberty – invites communities and organizations to attend vigils on July 12th to end human concentration camps.
- The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights – protects and advances the rights of immigrant children.
- Immigration Advocates Network – mobilizes volunteers through their #StandWithImmigrants campaign to ensure fair treatment and due process for immigrants.
- Al Otro Lado – seeks people to take in asylum seekers and donate their time.
- Immigrant Defenders Law Center – asks community members to show support in the courtroom.
- Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law – seeks lawyers, paralegals, and interpreters who can assist with detention center condition monitoring.
- RAICES – connects volunteers with opportunities to help with translation services, write cards (Cartas de Corazón), and support their work protecting separated families, detainees and unaccompanied minors.