National Day of Action for Children on June 1

In response to the growing number of  children and youth separated from their immigrant families at the border or their homes, the disappearance of nearly 1,500 children, and the abuses committed against many, we are holding a non-violent National Day of Action for Children on Friday, June 1st.

We demand that the Trump administration stop separating immigrant children and youth from their families and account for what is happening to all children in immigration custody.

Add your name to the petition now and find an event near you on June 1st:

Sponsors: National Domestic Workers Alliance, We Belong Together, ACLU, United We Dream, MomsRising, MoveOn, Women’s Refugee Commission

Co-sponsors: Women’s March, America’s Voice, Hand in Hand, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Define American, People’s Action, Center for Popular Democracy, National Partnership for Women & Families, Advancement Project, Action Together Network, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, Hispanic Federation, Immigration Hub, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Women’s Farmworker Alliance), Mercy Corps, Center for American Progress, Firebrand, National Immigrant Justice Center, MPower Change, SEIU, CREDO, Equal Justice Society (list in formation).

If your organization would like to be added to the sponsor list, email

From families split to “lost” children, the stories behind the alarming US immigration headlines

The last few weeks have brought a barrage of alarming headlines and social media posts about US immigration practices, from harrowing accounts and videos of children separated from their parents at the border, to children held as detainees at military camps, to the news that last year the administration lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant minors formerly in its custody.

There are several stories currently in the news—and it’s easy to get them mixed up, or attribute them all to the current administration, when some actually pre-dated Donald Trump’s presidency.

Here is a breakdown.

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