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Why You Should Care About The US Border Crisis and How to Help

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Aimee Song, fashion blogger of Song of Style, talks about the US border crisis near Mexico and how you can help by donating to the ACLU.
Photo Courtesy of TIME magazine.

As you’ve probably read or seen in the news, countless migrant children are being separated from their families at the border. They wait for their parents and siblings in cages not knowing if they will see them again. Majority of these families are from Central America seeking asylum from their country’s violence, gang activity, and poverty. The zero tolerance policy that separates families is cruel, inhumane, and heart breaking separating young children from their loved ones. Even though Trump signed an Executive Order to end the separation, many families are still not reunited with their children.

We come from a nation built by immigrants that should welcome refugees with open arms. We are a melting pot that needs to accept and help others who are fleeing their country as a last resort. If you would like to get involved please call your representative and consider donating to the following causes.

  • American Civil Liberties Union:  Also know as the ACLU, is an organization that helps fight for civil rights and civil liberties. They also defend the denial of immigrant rights. You can sign their petition as well as donate in order to help defend basic human rights.
  • Act Blue: A nonprofit that allows nonprofits to raise money through technology. Please consider donating to any of the campaigns to support children at the border.
  • Urban Justice Center: This organization prevents wrongful deportation by connecting refugee families with legal aid and community support. They ask for volunteers as well as donations.
  • Kids in Need of Defense: Also known as KIND, this national organization provides legal support so that children do not face immigration court alone. You can donate as well as attend fundraisers to help aid defense teams in fighting for children’s civil rights.

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  1. Desiree says on July 5, 2018

    Thank you for using your platform to raise awareness about what’s happening to these poor families. I feel like a lot of bloggers are pulling a Taylor Swift and hoping not to alienate readers on either side of the issue, but this isn’t a moment for silence.

  2. Thank you so much for using your privilege to speak out on this, it’s so important. What is happening at the border is so disgusting, I can’t believe that people support this; nor can I believe that toddlers are being made to face court by themselves.

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  4. silvia citterio says on July 4, 2018

    Sorry, I dont like americas. Someone voted for Trum, or not? Now, You are one of my favourire bolggers, BUT, I dont like americans. Sorry.

    • So did you… And I guess you also don’t know that migrant is a word.

  5. Great post! I’m so happy to know there are people, like yourself, fighting for these people and children who seek asylum. Living in the South, the reactions are quite the opposite, and rather startling, so it brings me hope when I read a post like this.

    Tabitha
    https://shopsiloe.com

  6. Jessica Nevins says on July 4, 2018

    Thanks, Aimee, for using your platform to raise awareness on this issue today of all days. Families belong together, and until we figure out that we are ALL part of one human family, the struggles and suffering will continue. Let’s all do our part and speak out for human rights and dignity for all.