THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP END FAMILY SEPARATIONS
There is no hell greater than having your child taken from you… And then having no way to find out what happened to her; where she is being held; whether she’s alright; whether you’ll ever see her again.
That’s what happened to the mother and daughter shown embracing in the photo above. In 2018, Public Counsel’s attorneys met the mother at a detention center in Orange County, California – and after hearing her story… Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project got to work.
The mother had not seen or heard of her daughter in months, and our government – after separating this family - refused to tell the mother what had become of her daughter.
PUBLIC COUNSEL FORCED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE AND REUNITE THIS FAMILY.
And that’s not all. On behalf of thousands of separated families, we sued the government and won. Now a federal district court has ordered the government to provide mental health services to the thousands of families it had traumatized through its separation policy.
FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE U.S. ARE STILL BEING SEPARATED EVERY DAY THROUGH IMMIGRATION POLICIES DESIGNED TO CAUSE TRAUMA.
But there is a team on the ground making a difference.
OUR SUCCESS RATE IS HIGH. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP SO THAT WE CAN KEEP FIGHTING BACK.
We win permanent protection in the United States for over 95 percent of the unaccompanied children we represent in immigration court. We fight for DACA youth, for families seeking asylum, for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, and for our neighbors who have been torn from their families and forced into the nightmare of ICE detention. We fight for all who value the rule of law in the United States and seek a world where all (im)migrants live with power, dignity, and opportunity.
Please join us in this fight. Support Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.
You can read more about our lawsuit and below.