A caravan of grandmothers protesting President Donald Trump's immigration policies, known as Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, will travel from New York City to Berks County next week on its way to the country's southern border.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Sharon and others traveling with Grannies Respond are sharing their stories and why they are compelled to travel to the border.
Meet Sharon at the border on August 6th to demand an end to the separation and indefinite detention of immigrant families.