A vast swath of the kidlit community has come together in protest of this policy, publicly signing an open letter in opposition to the conditions under which these immigrant children are being held, and raising an incredible $173,533 so far for donation to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) and a handful of other organizations providing services to immigrants and refugees at the border. You can read more and donate here.
The final thought I'd like to leave you with is this tweet from fellow author Carrie Jones:
If you are writing books for teens and kids, it is usually a good idea to actually care about teens and kids.— Carrie Jones (@carriejonesbook) June 19, 2018
Not just some kids and teens.
All kids and teens.