As much as the Republicans and the Trump administration like to market themselves as a party concerned with family values, it’s all a lie. Their recently implemented immigration policy proves it. People who are seeking asylum in the United States by illegally crossing the border are being separated from their children.
Parents and children are being torn from each other each day. The children are labeled “unaccompanied minors” and are sent to government custody or foster care while their parents become criminals and are sent to jail.
There are images of children crying themselves to sleep because they don’t know where their parents are. A Honduran man killed himself in his detention cell after his child was taken from him.
The number of families that have been separated at the border runs from 700 (from October 2017 to April 2018) according to The New York Times or as many as 1800 families from (October 2016 to February 2018) according to numbers from Reuters, suggesting that the practice of separating families is not a new one.
In response to these ongoing atrocities and the fact that yesterday was President Trump’s 72nd birthday, Chrissy Teigen shared this message not only for his benefit but as a call to action for other Americans who feel compelled to do something.