Slate has a long list of organizations to which we can send money or volunteer. There are several looking for lawyers. I know one of the Balloon Juice legal staff was looking for something like this the other day, although I [embarrassed emoticon] can’t remember who it was. I sent some money this afternoon, since I couldn’t join Beto O’Rourke’s march to the center outside El Paso.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras is an organization that provides humanitarian aid and shelter to migrants on their way to the U.S.
• The Texas Civil Rights Project is seeking “volunteers who speak Spanish, Mam, Q’eqchi’ or K’iche’ and have paralegal or legal assistant experience.”
• Together Rising is another Virginia-based organization that’s helping provide legal assistance for 60 migrant children who were separated from their parents and are currently detained in Arizona.
• The Urban Justice Center’s Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project is working to keep families together.
• Women’s Refugee Commissionadvocates for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution.
• Finally, ActBlue has aggregated many of these groups under a single button.
For those of you in Philadelphia, a welcoming party is planned for Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday
Mike Pence will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday. There will be a welcoming party. https://t.co/rf7uwfv8Eq
— Dr. Audra J. Wolfe (@ColdWarScience) June 17, 2018
I see some discussion of a demonstration at Susan Collins’s office on the previous thread. Give me a link, and I’ll post it here.
Anything else happening?
Update from esteemed commenter Yarrow:
Call your Governor and your state representatives too. These detention facilities are in many states and not everyone even knows they’re there. Here’s an article from 2014 about migrant children being flown to various states. It certainly hasn’t improved since then.
PHOENIX — Before they sloshed and skidded across the Rio Grande, Greysi and Claudia Paula had never been on a plane.
Now the teenage Honduran sisters are frequent fliers, crisscrossing America on government chartered jets and settling into commercial airliner seats at taxpayer expense. In the harried and jumbled scramble to house a wave of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States, U.S. officials have ordered the girls flown from Texas to Arizona, from Arizona to Oklahoma and from Oklahoma back to Arizona — all in a matter of weeks.
Also from the article:
One recent evening, he [Tony Banegas, a Honduran honorary consul] flipped through the planner — an extraordinary document that tells in sparse language and shorthand the story of a crisis unfolding. He compared the names he’d written down with the reports he received from federal officials about the transportation of unaccompanied minors to shelters.
“This guy is going to Pennsylvania,” he said, pointing to a name on a long list.
“Ah. Michigan. First time I see Michigan.”
“New York. I see that a lot.”
It’s not just border states.