Thousands of Migrant Children Are Being Separated From Their Families at the Border. Here’s How to Help Them

Source: Time

Nearly 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents at the border as part of the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy on border crossings — and many people are looking for ways to help the families.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions started the crackdown when he announced in May that people caught illegally crossing would face criminal prosecution, which would require that children be held separately. At least 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31, according to recent numbers released by the Department of Homeland Security.

The policy has drawn criticism from congressional Democrats, Republicans including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Susan Collins, as well as civil rights groups and some celebrities.

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