Follow and Amplify Voices of Journalists and Activists
According to Dara Lind at Vox,
“At any given time, for the past several weeks, more than 2,000 children have been held in the custody of US Border Patrol without their parents.”
While this unconscionable policy of separating migrant children from their parents has been going on for over a year, only recently did the public
learn the true scale of this inhumane practice, as well as discover the horrifying conditions in which these children are being held.
One thing we can do to address this atrocity is to follow and amplify the voices of investigative journalists, activists, and organizations who are doing on the critical ground work to raise awareness, pressure our government to change their policies and practices, and ensure that immigrant and refugee families get the resources and support they need. Follow them on social media, read their publications, and share them with others, amplifying their voices and making sure that this issue stays front of mind for the American public.
Ready to get started? Check out this curated list of people to follow, created by Soraya Ferdman and hosted by Mashable: https://mashable.com/article/immigration-migrant-rights-who-to-follow-on-twitter-social-media/.
Another thing you can do is read and share this important information from the ACLU on immigrant rights (it's available in 14 languages), including what to do if the police or ICE show up at one’s home: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/immigrants-rights.