One way to help is donating to legal efforts to represent the parents and fight for them to be reunited with their kids
Act Blue has a fundraiser that is being spit across orgs including ACLU:
I got that one from Hillary Clinton on Twitter
Michael Avenatti (Stormi Daniels attorney) has pledged (and already started) to represent 50 moms, pro bono. While he’s covering the legal cost, there are other expenses like bond for the moms and such. There is a crowd-funding effort for that:
Contact reps and keep contacting them:
Use @resistbot – you start a message to resistbot in fab messenger. It will get your info to look up your reps, and then it’s easy to type “resist” then “Congress” then type your message. Hit enter, then “done” and then “send” and they send you message right to your reps.
@Countable is another great app for messaging your reps on any legislation being voted on.
Calling reps is really important too, especially if your rep is a Republican. We have to demand they vote with Dems on this. They should sign on to Senator Feinstein’s bill called Keep Families Together.
We should be calling for an investigation and hearings. There is no oversight, so abuses aren’t being reported at all.
I saw people have been protesting one ICE office so much they had to close:
Not sure that is realistic, nation-wide, but hey I’d love to see them unable to do their job.
As crappy as it is, we need to get people registered and convinced that their vote is everything. It’s crappy, because we can’t wait that long. These kids can’t wait that long. That’s not soon enough to help all those people, but there are some horrific realities:
- Some parents have already been deported and kids placed in private adoption agencies. It will be near impossible to get them reunited
- Some kids have been “misplaced” and turned over to human traffickers.
- At least one father killed himself, after his kid was take from him
- Congress is controlled by the GOP, who will not hold the Trump administration accountable
- Russia is going to attempt to hack our election. We need a blue wave so that the margins are so wide, Democrats overwhelmingly take over Congress.
Those realities are why we need an independent investigation, public hearings, and independent oversight of family reunification. We need an independent and accountable source, so that they will actively advocate for the parents and kids, not be shills for Trump’s fascist administration. None of that is going to happen, while Republicans are in control of Congress. They won’t stand up to Trump. They just enable him with their complicit silence.