Keep Children Safe at the Border
Children’s rights continue to be violated at the U.S. – Mexico border.
Vulnerable children are being held in custody longer than the legal limit, separated from their families, denied basic care and more.
Every child has a right to safety and protection.
What We’re Doing
Save the Children Action Network is advocating to protect children’s rights at the border.
We’re also urging our leaders to address the root causes of migration in Central America.
Urge Congress to support the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act. This bill would end family separation while also requiring children to receive medical assessments, nutritious food and sanitary conditions.
When I was first trained to be a Save the Children Emergency Responder, I was ready to respond to the next natural disaster. Little did I know that instead, I’d be at the U.S./Mexico border providing much needed respite to families.
I just spent 3 weeks working with children at the U.S. border. This is what’s really happening there.
For 3 weeks, I joined Save the Children programs at the U.S. southern border in New Mexico. Here are some of the many insights I gained while serving families and children seeking asylum within the United States.
The second Democratic presidential debates came to a close this week in Detroit, Michigan. While the debate was split into two nights, there was one issue that got a lot of attention on both nights and stands out the most to us: the crisis at our southern border.