Learn More About The Camps
Thousands of children are still being held without their parents in the custody of US Border Patrol at our Southern borders. This unconscionable policy of separating migrant children from their parents has been going on for over a year and children continue to be held in what amount to modern day concentration camps under horrifying conditions.
So what can we do to stop this? In addition to donating, volunteering, and amplifying the voices of journalists and activists, another thing all of us can – and should – do is read up on this humanitarian crisis to understand how we got to where we are – and what we can now do to take action.
Here are a few articles and podcasts to get you started:
* “’Children Were Dirty, They Were Scared, and They Were Hungry’” by Lizzie O’Leary (The Atlantic)
* “The Horrifying Conditions Facing Kids in Border Detention, Explained” by Dara Lind (Vox)
* “Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.” (episode of podcast The Daily, hosted by The New York Times)
* “Inside a Texas Building Where the Government is Holding Immigrant Children” by Isaac Chotiner (The New Yorker)
* “Learn the Facts – What is Our Government Doing?” by Women’s Refugee Commission
* “'Some Did Not Have Socks; Their Hair Was Dirty'” by Dahlia Lithwick (Slate)
* “’There is a Stench’: Soiled Clothes and No Baths for Migrant Children at a Texas Center” by Caitlin Dickerson (The New York Times)
Lastly, if you want to read about potential solutions, check out this document hosted by the Women’s Refugee Commission called “The Real Alternatives to Detention.”