The Trump Administration recently announced a new policy of systematically ripping children from the arms of migrant mothers and fathers at the U.S. border as punishment for coming to the U.S.
This new family separation policy is consistent with Trump’s immigration strategy, which is founded on tearing families apart and instilling fear in immigrant communities. Additionally, this new family separation policy is being conflated with a separate issue related to unaccompanied children who arrive at our southern U.S. border, and who are then often allowed to reunite with family members living in the U.S.
As a result, there is a significant amount of confusion about what’s really happening. Learn more here.
That said, no one in this administration can be trusted to prioritize the wellbeing of immigrant families and children. Call your MoCs today!
Caller: Hi! My name is [name] and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling today to tell [Senator/Rep] to speak out against the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant families at the Southern border. This policy is cruel and inhumane and needs to stop.
Staffer: Thanks for calling. [Senator/Rep] is currently monitoring the situation and hopes to make an appropriate statement soon. I am happy to convey your message to [him/her/them]
Caller: Yes, please do. I think it’s very important for Congress to speak out against what is happening to families and to practice oversight on the Trump administration’s immigration actions. I’d also like [MoC] to cosponsor the HELP for Separated Children Act, which strengthens protections for immigrant families and children.
Staffer: We’ll be sure to to take a look and pass your message to [Senator/Rep]
Caller: Please do, and please take down my contact information so you can let me know what [Senator/Rep] decides to do.