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Issue 60.0: Family Separations
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re:act is a list of a few concrete things you can do to take action during the Trump presidency.

Just one topic this week.

1. The family separation crisis at the US border

What’s happening: (Vox)
“On May 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would adopt a “zero tolerance” policy toward anyone caught crossing into the US by Border Patrol… As a result, dozens of parents have been separated from their children every day … According to the Trump administration, between May 5 and June 9, 2,342 children were separated from their parents. On June 20, President Trump signed an executive order directing the administration to keep children with their parents in immigration detention while their cases were working their way through the court system. In other words, family separation has now been replaced by family detention.” The Department of Health and Human Services is asking the Pentagon to house as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on American military bases. Many of the separated children remain in shelters and foster homes across the country. The U.S. government has done little to help with the reunifications, attorneys say

What you can do:

✓ Show up. 

✓ Call

✓ Donate. 

✓ Vote.

This situation will only truly change when the people in power do. 


Thank you.
-Derek

Editor's note: This list is not meant to be authoritative, exhaustive, or even expert. I'm just a guy letting you know some things I am doing every week.  I'd love for those with more legislative experience to recommend better levers to pull. I'd love for you to point out what I missed, because I will definitely miss things. 

Please send ideas or stories of your involvement ​my way at derek@reactletter.com
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