Wondering what you can do to help families at the US Border?
First: raise your voice by calling or contacting your representative in Congress–both the House and the Senate. You can find their contact info here:
Second: if you can donate to help families, here are some organizations for you to consider:
- The Florence Project: https://firrp.org/
- Al Otro Lado: https://alotrolado.org/
- RAICES: https://www.raicestexas.org/
- Local organization in Boston: The Pair Project: https://www.pairproject.org/
If you’re wondering where the League of Women Voters of the United States stands on immigration issues, here is information from the lwv.org website:
Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises.
We support a federal immigration law that provides an efficient, expeditious system for legal entry of immigrants into the United States including the DREAM ACT. We support policies to improve economies, education, job opportunities and living conditions in nations with large emigrating populations. We support provisions for unauthorized immigrants already in the country to earn legal status. We support federal payments to impacted communities to address the financial costs borne by states and local governments with large immigrant populations.