Stars together with Lena Dunham, Sia, Amber Heard and Joshua Jackson flew to Texas to protest the migrant little one disaster that has seen greater than 2,300 minors separated from their mother and father on the U.S./Mexico border.
Dunham shared a photo of the movie star group on Instagram, displaying them holding indicators that mentioned #KeepFamiliesTogether and “End Family Separation.”
“We came to Tornillo, Texas, to show our solidarity with the families who have been separated, the children who are alone, the parents who are grieving and the undocumented Americans who are losing more than I can fathom,” the Girls star, 32, captioned the pic. “Thank you, Tornillo, for showing us a warm border welcome and reminding us that together we rise.”
Sorvino, 50, additionally shared a pic with Dunham on Instagram and thanked her “for inviting me on this moving journey of bearing witness at the border. Tho they would not let us pass through knowing that those children were there on the other side of the barbed wires, in a desert where the heat was easily over 100, made me want to fight even harder to #EndFamilySeparation.”
Heard, 32, posted a photo that confirmed her holding an indication studying “Apartheid was legal, Holocaust was legal. Legality is a matter of power, not justice.”
Sia, 42, additionally posted a photograph with Dunham and declared in her Instagram publish that she’s going to match all donations to votolatino.org up to $100,000.
Jackson, 40, shared a black-and-white photo of the group and wrote, “This was 10:00 am in Tornillo, Texas. We were standing outside the detention facility where hundreds of children are being held in tents. It was already near 100 F out there. These are not summer camps. These are not acceptable conditions for children. This is a humanitarian crises of our own making.”
As beforehand reported, individuals throughout the U.S. and around the globe have spoken out in regards to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” coverage in the direction of unlawful immigrants that’s separating youngsters from their mother and father on the U.S. border with Mexico. In response to the loud outcry, President Donald Trump signed an government order on Wednesday, June 20, to maintain households collectively whereas they’re detained, however the children already taken into custody gained’t be rapidly reunited with their family members.
On Saturday, June 24, the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services mentioned in a launch that 2,053 youngsters are nonetheless in the custody of the division and ready to be returned to their mother and father. CNN reports that they’ll solely be reunited as soon as their mother and father’ deportation proceedings are accomplished. The households will probably be reunited earlier than deportation or, if the father or mother is launched from detention, they might want to apply to function the kid’s sponsor underneath HHS guidelines. The sponsorship software course of can take weeks.
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