As Children’s Rights works to protect kids from this administration’s egregious immigration policies, Sandy Santana explains the legal and regulatory maze surrounding the child separation crisis, what steps Children’s Rights is taking, and what you can do to help.
President Trump signed an executive order to end the family separation policy. But the order offers no discernible plan to reunite the 2300 children already separated from their families, and “zero tolerance” policy still stands.
Children’s Rights has outspokenly condemned Trump’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy in several media outlets, including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, The New Republic, and more.
Opioid abuse is the deadliest drug epidemic in the country’s history, one that is killing tens of thousands of people every year – and for every person directly affected, there are often even more children who find themselves in the crosshairs. In recent years, opioid addiction has contributed to a devastating increase in the total number of children in foster care.
Here’s how you can demand that the Trump Administration #EndFamilySeparation at the border and return children to their families immediately.
Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights, was interviewed on the political podcast, In the Thick, talking about the inhumane and potentially unconstitutional policy of separating immigrant children and their families at the border.
Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights, spoke with artist and activist Paola Mendoza about her work advocating on behalf of immigrants in the US. Paola, who immigrated to the country at the age of 3 with her family, responded to Trump’s new policy separating immigrant children from their parents with her “I Am a Child” photo series.
Legal Aid and Latham & Watkins filed a lawsuit on behalf of four youth between the ages of 18 and 21 in New York. The suit challenges the Trump Administration’s unlawful and harmful attempt to deny them, and children like them, their right to permanent status and citizenship in the United States. These children include clients of Children’s Rights.
Highlighting foster youth voices, Fostered or Forgotten is an excellent new series from Teen Vogue and Juvenile Law Center that shines a light on challenges faced by the approximately 437,500 children in the child welfare system.
The numbers are alarming: 658 more children have been separated from their parents at the border in just the first two weeks under Trump’s new family separation policy, according to recent reports. One foster mother taking care of a 5-year-old child named José, who was separated from his father, calls the policy “horrendous”: “‘He holds […]