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Press Release: Grannies Respond Join with Lawyer Moms of America to Raise Awareness for Migrant Children Still Separated from Parents

July 24, 2018 – Grassroots organizations Lawyer Moms of America and Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, both founded within the past six weeks in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the U.S. government’s “zero tolerance” policy, announced today that they are partnering to stand up for migrant families.

The ‘Grannies Respond’ Caravan Standing Up for Kids

“When the news started breaking about children being separated from their families [at the Mexico/U.S. border], the image I couldn’t get out of my head was my three-year-old son in a cage, picturing how he’d be reacting, what he’d be doing, and wondering who would be making sure he got to the potty on time,” says Dan Aymar-Blair, 43. “I just couldn’t fathom it. I had to take action.”

We Won't Stand for This

Welcome to a Special Episode of Grandmothers on the Move! I’m your host, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis. Today, I am speaking to Grandmothers on a mission... 2 Grandmother Representatives from Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden - an action caravan of Grandmothers and GrandOthers across the U.S. (from New York to McAllen, Texas) to protest the government's policy on separation of children from migrant parents fleeing violence and crossing the border, they are demanding reunification of the children with their families.

"We Are Grannies on a Mission," Grandmothers Organize Multi-State Caravan to US-Mexico Border

"We Are Grannies on a Mission," Grandmothers Organize Multi-State Caravan to US-Mexico Border

Later this month, a group of grandmothers will head out from New York City on a multi-state caravan to the US-Mexico border in Texas. The group, called Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, aims to draw attention to the ongoing treatment of migrant families due to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, which had drawn intense controversy for its use of family separation as a deterrent.