For months, the ACLU and our partners have been fighting the Trump administration’s cruel new policy of separating children from their parents at the border.
We learned that 2,500 children had been taken from their parents at the border—and more were being separated every day.
The ACLU delivered a major legal blow to the government that ordered them to immediately reunite families. Outside the courts, we held major actions to sustain public pressure on the administration in order to force its full compliance with the court order.
The court said all children must be reunited within 30 days; children under five within 14 days; and all parents must be able to speak with their children within 10 days. In our statement, attorney Lee Gelernt said, “This ruling is an enormous victory for parents and children who thought they may never see each other again. Tears will be flowing in detention centers across the country when the families learn they will be reunited.”
Rallies were held in Texa, DC, NY, California, Arizona and other states around the country. In support of our constant work to end family separation and reunite them, we are making our protest shirt available for a limited time. “Familias Mercen Estar Juntas” on the back, “Families Belong Together” on the front.
We continue to work to reunite families separated by the Trump administration's inhumane policies.