Fact sheets, how to help and other resources on family separation
The administration’s recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border has a wide range of repercussions. Meanwhile, due to deportations and enforcement actions, family separations also occur on a regular basis across the country, far away from the border. This page offers a compilation of resources including suggestions for how people can help and facts about the situation.
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While the Trump administration’s most recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border caused enough public outcry to force a reversal, it is only the latest in a series of executive orders and decisions that have been dividing families.
It’s important to have correct information when discussing federal policies and their consequences. CLINIC created this list of facts to help you understand the complex immigration situation occurring now. Politics aside, families are being separated and their path to reunification is unclear. You can use these facts in conversations with your neighbors, fellow parishioners, colleagues and family members to share accurate information about this situation.
Use this resource to help formulate press releases, social media posts and respond to interview requests regarding the family separation crisis and family detention.
On Saturday June 23, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a fact sheet describing its implementation of the zero tolerance policy and reunification of families.
CLINIC’s network, along with millions of Americans, is horrified by the administration’s recent policies to persecute and tear apart families seeking safety in the United States. Use CLINIC’s guide to take action for immigrant children and families and to activate others in your community looking to help.