June 19, 2018
Raikes Foundation Statement on the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Practice

 

What is happening on our nation’s southern border right now is one of the darkest moments in our country’s history. 

By forcibly separating migrant children from their families who are seeking safety and asylum in this country, the Trump administration has created a humanitarian crisis that grows with each passing day. Research shows that inflicting extreme stress on children can cause irreparable damage to their developing minds. The psychological trauma of being separated from their parents and forced into cages will follow them for the rest of their lives. 

We call on the Trump administration to end this abominable practice before any more harm can come to these children and their families. To help the victims of this inhumane policy, we will be donating to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to support the reunification of children and their families. We encourage others to join us.