Spent the week at Cannes Lions, where everything feels strikingly unimportant relative to what has been happening at the US-Mexico border.
There is little to add to the great reporting we’ve seen this week, so our team assembled some images that we believe help encapsulate the issue — past and present.
Also, below the images are links to some organizations, if you are inclined to help with the plight of these families.
Left: Central American asylum seekers and U.S. Border Control agents, Texas, 2018.
Right: Japanese-American internee mother and child, California, 1942.
Left: Honduran father and son and U.S. Border Patrol agents, Texas, 2018.
Right: Polish Jews, Warsaw Ghetto, 1943.
Left: Honduran mother and daughter asylum seekers and U.S. Border Patrol agent, Texas, 2018.
Right: Hungarian Jews, Auschwitz, 1942.
Left: Central American asylum seekers and U.S. Border Patrol agents, Texas, 2018.
Right: Japanese-American internee children, California, 1942.
Left: Migrants at retention center, Texas, 2018.
Right: Children at Vittel internment camp, France, 1944.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project works to prevent the deportation of asylum-seeking families fleeing violence.
RAICES provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.
Kids In Need of Defense partners with major law firms, corporations, and bar associations to create a nationwide pro bono network to represent unaccompanied children through their immigration proceedings.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights advocates for the safety and well-being of each child, while they’re detained and throughout deportation proceedings, every step of the way.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is raising money to provide immigrant children “immediate shelter and beds, medical services, counseling, and therapy to help them deal with the trauma of family separation.”
Comfort Cases is raising money to provide backpacks to the separated immigrant children. Each case will contain items such as blankets, pajamas, toiletries, a stuffed animal, a book, a journal, and art supplies.
Office of Refugee Resettlement requires that all people who want to foster one of the unaccompanied immigrant children be fully licensed by their state. If you are not already licensed, the agency recommends contacting organizations such as United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.
Charities via the Texas Tribune.
We hope this message finds you well and with family.