For the last year plus, migrant detention centers have been at the center of U.S. news. Controversies surrounding the treatment of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have only ever heightened, making a lot of people feel compelled to help however they can. If you're one of those people, there are many ways to take action on detention centers right now, no matter how busy you are.
The treatment of migrants in detention facilities has received criticism from elected officials and activists who have, at times, lamented what they say is the inhumane treatment of people who are by and large just looking for a way to start a new life. Visitors to detention centers have described unsafe and unsanitary living conditions for children as well as adults.
If you're looking to help, there are organizations that could use your help, and people in power that you can reach out to. Whether it amounts to donating your time, your energy, or your money, there are ways for anyone to get involved in taking action on detention centers, often with just a few clicks of a buttons. If that sounds like you, consider some of the ideas, organizations, and resources below, all which are committed to helping migrants entering the United States.