Inside the Tornillo Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

The influx shelter or “tent city” located at the port of entry in Tornillo, TX is used to temporarily house unaccompanied children. I recently...

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. The new requirement is part of a...

Reading the News is a Constant Reminder of Why We Need...

I felt uneasy as I was doing my usual scroll through the daily news last week and read about child sexual abuse, child abuse...

The Invisible Signs to Look for on the First Day of...

As we begin the school year, let’s not ignore the signs of poverty in the United States. Some families can afford to spend their...

Teens’ Brains May Be Molded by Living With Neighborhood Violence

Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a...

The Government is a Poor Substitute for Family

The federal government is warehousing thousands of migrant children in teeming, cold facilities, where workers are prohibited from hugging not only teenagers, for whom these shelters...

Deadline Looms for Reuniting Separated Families

While family reunification efforts due to the Trump administration’s family separation policy are underway, more than one thousand families still face significant hurdles to...

Migrant Children in Government Custody Deserve Healthy Meals and Adequate Nutrition

In the wake of the administration’s catastrophic and cruel zero tolerance policy at the southern border, advocates, policymakers and the public are demanding renewed...

Fight for Our Families Protest Showcased Reach of Recent Efforts to...

Last Wednesday, before the marches that took place during the weekend of more 750 events with Families Belong Together,  a group of young children,...

Defendants In Diapers? Immigrant Toddlers Ordered To Appear In Court Alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into...

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