As of the end of May, U.S. authorities had separated nearly 2,000 migrant children from their families at the border. That’s nearly 50 kids being torn away from their parents every day, and this number is only growing.
You have a chance to help reunite these children with their families. The Keep Families Together Act would stop the Department of Homeland Security from separating children from their parents at the border and hold the department to greater accountability. Every Democrat in the Senate has endorsed the bill, but even if we can convince two Republicans to do the right thing, there’s still the question of whether the bill will even get a vote in the Senate.
President Donald Trump and his team — including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — have enacted a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute anyone they think has crossed the border illegally, even families seeking asylum. This has led to children being sent to foster care or detention facilities, sometimes even put in cages. Conditions are grim.
You can help reverse this inhumane policy. Call your Senators. If they already support the Keep Families Together Act, tell them to convince two of their Republican colleagues, then do anything and everything in their power to force a vote. If they don’t yet support the bill, explain to them why letting families stay together is more important than kowtowing to Trump.
Call your Senators and urge them to do everything in their power to force Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the Keep Families Together Act and pass this essential bill.
Thousands of innocent children are counting on us.
The United States is separating 50 children from their parents every day at the border. Kids are being sent to detention facilities and cages. The Keep Families Together Act would end this cruel policy. Does the Senator support the Keep Families Together Act?
Thank you for supporting this essential bill. It is crucial that we do something to help the thousands of children being separated from their parents at the border. The Keep Families Together Act will reverse this inhumane policy from Trump and his administration.
I urge the Senator to do anything and everything possible to force Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the bill — and to convince two Republican colleagues to support it.
Thousands of innocent kids are counting on us.
The Keep Families Together Act will stop the unjust and inhumane separation of children from their parents at the border.
I demand that the Senator condemn this cruel policy, support the Keep Families Together Act, and force Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on it.
Thousands of innocent children are counting on the Senator to do the right thing.