the detention of immigrant kids & families isn't all new, but thanks to @chrislhayes and others, it's finally getting the mainstream attention and outrage it deserves. many have asked what they can do to help - a few ideas. #EndFamilySeparation #KeepFamiliesTogether 1/
first: money! there are fantastic, smart, hardworking attorneys in the trenches doing this grueling work every day. give to them. a few suggestions in the thread to follow. (there are many people doing this vital work - not an exhaustive list.) 2/
has a bond fund to help parents reunite with their children. they're also raising $$ to provide lawyers to unaccompanied kids facing deportation - that's right, if a toddler can't pay for a lawyer, she's on her own. that's where @RAICESTEXAS comes in. 3/
the @FlorenceProject is doing phenomenal work in Arizona with detained immigrants facing deportation. they've reported seeing children as young as 1 year old being brought into court, separated from their parents & asked to represent themselves. they can use your help. 4/
was formed to respond to the continued detention of parents & kids at the Berks County Residential Center in PA, where families and kids have been detained for years. - pre Trump. these are asylum seeking families that need and deserve representation. 5/
is providing cross-border support to refugees and immigrants, in Mexico and CA. they provide attorneys, legal orientation programs and support to deportees. 6/
you can also support the @aclu by signing this petition to DHS,…, to stop the inhumane separation of families. and give to the @aclu so they can continue to do the necessary work of suing the gov't to stop these practices. 7/
if you can't give, you can call! call your reps. @RepJayapal, with 108 colleagues, asked congress to stop funding DHS's abusive family separation practices. use this script to tell your reps you agree with @RepJayapal.… 8/

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