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George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to Aid Immigrant Children

Oscar winner, George Clooney and his legal practitioner wife, Amal Clooney have donated $100,000 to aid the immigrant children affected by the Trump administration’s “Zero tolerance” Policy at the boarders.

Their donation was made to the Young center for immigrant children’s Rights, which advocates for the fair treatment and safety of immigrant children in the deportation process. The Young Center is one of the leading organizations fighting against the Trump administration’s New Border Patrol policy, which has separated over 2,000 immigrant children from their parents.

In a statement released by the Clooneys ,they expressed their reasons for the $100,000 donation.

“At some point in the future our children will ask us: is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers? And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it”.

George and Amal join the few celebrities that have made donations to the affected families. The likes of celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen donated $72,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and encouraged others to donate what they can.  Others too have taken to social media calling the policy “Cruel”, “torturing” and “racist”.

Executive Director for the  Young Center for immigrant children, Mariah Woltejen upon receiving the donation from the Clooneys, rendered the policy as a disregard to international law and basic principles of human decency. She further went on to express how it deprives children of their basic needs and treats them in a cruel manner. She ended by thanking the Clooneys for their support.

Following the negative publicity that the “Zero tolerance” policy, that was separating toddlers from their parents and putting them in detention camps, suffered few days after its implementation. The president on Wednesday June 20, signed an executive order to keep families together at the border, but urged his fellow countrymen to ensure keeping their borders strong.

He said, “I’ll be signing something in a little while, we’re gonna keep families together, but we still need to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people, by crime. We’re keeping families together, but we have to keep our boarders strong”.


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