In 2017 there were 2,400 immigrant children being detained by the U.S. Now the number is over 14,000 and counting.
Many immigrant children and their families make the exhaustingly dangerous journey to enter our country.
They are seeking refuge and safety from violence and poverty, but instead are being held in detention centers, away from everything and everyone they know.
They are missing from their loved ones, homes, schools, playgrounds and most importantly, they are missing their childhood.
Every child, regardless of where they were born, deserves the chance to be a child. To be loved, cared for, free to play, learn and grow, and to not have their childhood taken from them.
Let every child be protected. Let every child be with their family. Let every child have a home. Let every child be a child. Let every child be free.
Children deserve to be children everywhere, regardless of where they are from.