We must channel that same passion for the rights of immigrant children into a movement to address the neglect and abuse experienced by millions of American children.
A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction ordering that all children separated at the border must be reunited with their families within 30 days; children under five years of age must be reunited within 14 days. Children’s Rights is proud to have supported this important legal action.
Seventeen states filed a lawsuit President Donald Trump’s administration over the family separation policy.
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.