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We have watched in disgust, disbelief, and pain as migrating children and families are separated, tortured, and dehumanized.

We have had enough. Meet us in McAllen, Texas on Monday, August 6th. Click the map to join a caravan.

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We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.
— Fred Rogers

We are grannies on a mission. We are outraged by the cruel and inhumane way our government is treating immigrant children and their families who have risked all to find refuge from violence and oppression

We demand:

  1. All children must be returned to their families immediately. Families must be kept together at all times and no child should be isolated from their loved ones.
  2. Immigrants and refugees must be released from detention as soon as possible – never held indefinitely.
  3. U.S. immigration policy must reflect the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  4. All human beings must be treated equally, fairly, and with decency.

We will not be quiet while little ones are crying alone without the love of a parent to soothe them. We will not remain idle while tent cities are built to indefinitely detain families seeking safe haven in our country. Our government and our institutions do not have dominion over our morality. We the people will be the moral compass of our country and we will not rest until compassion and decency are restored.

We are traveling to McAllen, Texas, with a message of basic human decency with the hope that you will join us. We urge you to join us along the way, to create a caravan from East to West, from North to South, and grow a movement around human decency and plain common sense.

We’ve been around long enough to know right from wrong. We’ve spent our lives caring for others. And we won’t stand for this.

You've donated. You've made calls. You've rallied. Now join the grannies!


Our Plan

On Tuesday, July 31, the original caravan begins a 6-day road trip from New York City to McAllen, Texas. We will hold rallies and vigils, attend potlucks, and make new friends with the hope that a message of basic human decency can galvanize our nation against fear and inhumanity.

Rally with us or join our caravan at any of these stops. Watch this page, or Facebook or Twitter, for more details.

Click on the location for the Facebook invitation.

On Monday Aug 6, hundreds of grannies and friends from across the United States will arrive in McAllen, Texas, for 24 hours of action. 

We hope that our caravan will grow in each city. Join here.

We hope that we’ll inspire you to start caravans of your own. Start yours here.

We hope that we will build a movement of caring and kindness that rises above politics… and reunite and free migrating families.

We'll see you in McAllen on Monday, August 6th.

Join our caravan or start your own. 

Learn how to converge with us wherever you are in the world. 

There's so many ways you can help. 

Share our story. Tell your granny about us. Help us pay for gas.


Somos abuelitas en una misión. Estamos indignadas por la forma cruel e inhumana en que nuestro gobierno trata a los niños inmigrantes y sus familias que han arriesgado todo para buscar refugio contra la violencia y la opresión

Exigimos la reunión inmediata de los niños con sus familias. Los niños no deben estar en jaulas y campamentos de internación. ICE debe liberar a los padres de inmediato para que la Oficina de Reubicación de Refugiados (ORR) pueda reunirlos con sus hijos.

Exigimos el final de la detención familiar. Los niños y las familias merecen el debido proceso de la ley, no el encarcelamiento indefinido. El encarcelamiento familiar no es la solución a la separación familiar.

No nos quedaremos callados mientras que los niños lloran solos sin el amor de un padre para calmarlos. No permaneceremos inactivos mientras que las ciudades de carpas se construyan para detener indefinidamente a las familias que buscan refugio en nuestro país.

Nuestro gobierno y nuestras instituciones no tienen dominio sobre nuestra moralidad. Nosotros, el pueblo, seremos la brújula moral de nuestro país y no descansaremos hasta que se restauren la compasión y la decencia.

Estamos viajando a la frontera de los Estados Unidos y México con un mensaje de decencia humana básica con la esperanza de que usted se unirá a nosotros. Le instamos a unirse a nosotros en el camino, para crear una caravana de este a oeste, de norte a sur, y hacer crecer un movimiento basado en la decencia humana y el sentido común.