250,000 unaccompanied migrant children release to US sponsors.

250,000 unaccompanied migrant children release to US sponsors.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service How to Help Migrant Children at the Border Getty Images Copyright: Cristian Lazzari

257,110 migrant children have entered the United States systems since 2021 when Joe Biden became President of the United States. Many of the children are brought to America by relatives hoping to find a better life and live the American dream. Many children are also brought to the United States by human traffickers. Border Patrol is overwhelmed by the unprecedented numbers of people crossing the borders. Instead of turning people away, they process them as fast as they can and release many to U.S. sponsors. Courts are backed up and advocates on all sides need Congress to move towards solutions.

DACA was an Obama-era law that some say was illegally created to allow illegal immigrants to stay in the United States without fear of deportation. Sponsors, foster and adoptive parents failed to file for citizenship for the children that came in then. They just kind of took the monetary incentives for housing them and never thought about what paperwork needed to be done to make the children citizens. When Donald Trump became President, he reversed the DACA law and began building a wall to close the southern border. Many DACA children who are now grown were deported. Many were deported to countries where they had no family to return to. Some advocates for the now grown DACA children argued that some of them would be killed when they were returned to the countries their families had fled from. Instead of Congress taking a bipartisan stand to find a solution, they let the media and both the Republican and Democrat parties bicker between each other for more than a decade about what should be done.

Rudy Karisch, a former senior Border Patrol agent says that the Biden administration is creating the next generation of DACA and that “We have not even figured out what we’re going to do with the previous generation, and they’re creating the next generation.”

Anna Giaritelli, a reporter from the Huff is concerned that there are over 2 million cases pending before 500 immigration judges nationwide that may take up to 8 years to resolve.

Indian Affairs just released a report of boarding school burial sites across the country.

Canada just lost a lawsuit filed by the people of the First Nations. Canada was ordered to pay billions because of the harm caused by the foster care system. Native Canadians are demanding reparations for the generational traumas that their families are still to this day suffering that stem from Native children being processed and colonized through systems.

In the United States, the “Road to Healing” sessions provide trauma support for Native survivors of the federal boarding schools and their descendants. Participants have an opportunity to talk to others about their experiences. Trauma-informed support is available on-site. 

Families that have been separated at the borders are demanding $450,000 per person from United States taxpayers.

45 Million American families have also been separated by the US government since the foster care system was incentivized to separate American families. There is a huge demand for foster care to either be reformed or abolished completely because of the generational traumas inflicted on the United States’ own family units. Will Congress come up with solutions?

Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups in each state. The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, education, and support. We are here to support families and develop resources that maintain family integrity. We look forward to your support. If you would rather become active by donating, then visit the donation page

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