Last week, First Lady of the United States, Melanie Trump, wore a “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket TO a migrant visit. At first, I WAS FURIOUS. I MEAN, WHO THE HELL DOES THAT!?!? But then, I realized that I was talking about America’s first family and then I was kinda like, yeah not at all surprised, do better.
FLOTUS and her controversial jacket
I’m going to leave this tweet right here. It speaks for itself.
Melania Trump wore a jacket today that read: “I really don’t care, do u?”
If you don’t think this is wrong, ask yourself how history would had remembered First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, if she wore this jacket as she boarded a plane to console Holocaust survivors.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) June 21, 2018
I REALLY DO CARE, DON‘T YOU?
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So, instead of having a rant on today’s post of how disgusting, crime against humanity etc., her actions are, her husband’s actions are, how the American government has reached a new low, let’s talk about what we can do and who you’re helping.
While I am not American and I’m a damn proud Canadian, I can’t just sit here and be happy and ignore what’s going south of the Canadian border. I’m not familiar with the American law and what it entails, so a quick Google Search brought me to this article by the Guardian. This article, it lists all the ways we can help.
Some ways you can help
Support Kids at the Border
From their Website:
Chip in to critical groups working to protect kids separated from their families by ICE:
Al Otro Lado – serves indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana & Los Angeles
The Florence Project – providing legal & social services to detained immigrants in Arizona
Neta – a Latinx-run progressive media platform telling the stories of what’s happening on the border
Innovation Law Lab – working in immigrant detention centers and hostile judicial districts; keeping the definitive list of kids being held
Fuerza Del Valle – organizing workers & immigrant communities in the Rio Grande Valley
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights – promoting the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children
We Belong Together – women for common sense immigration policies
United We Dream – the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country
Womens Refugee Commission – advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution
ACLU – fighting attacks through the legal system
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) – protecting unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project – providing asylum seekers with legal aid and community support across the country
Human Rights First – helping refugees obtain asylum in the U.S.
La Union del Pueblo Entero – founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up
By making a monetary donation and/or calling your representative (US citizens), we can do our part and hopefully put an end to this. I saw a couple photos and videos of separated kids, and I just sat there crying. You just want to give them a big hug and tell that it’s going to be okay and just want them to be happy. These kids are innocent. They don’t deserve this. Children should be playing with their family and friends, smiling, laughing. No one should be separated from their families. No one should feel scared. By making a donation or calling your representative, you’re helping these sweet, innocent children be reunited with their family. Imagine if you were in their shoes. You can’t say “this doesn’t affect me, let the government deal with it” or this horrendous, disgusting, appalling tweet. I got SO MAD when I saw that tweet. Yeah, but what if that was you? What if you wanted a better life and ask for help? You owe them, as a human, to help others. I hate it when people preach about “doing good for our country” and so and so and claim to be a Christian/Catholic AND THEY SAY/DO STUFF LIKE THIS!!!! You think God would appreciate what you’re doing and supporting?!?! Supporting someone who has committed adultery, has cheated, lied, hates on people of colour etc.???? Wouldn’t you think God would want you to help your brothers and sisters?
If you’re gonna preach about the Bible and God, yet you’re supporting him, you’re doing it wrong. Do better, help others, be kind to everyone.