Background Information: We are a group of 3 UMD Freshman Students in the Public Leadership Scholar's Program. A key component of the program is to create change and take action. This semester we decided to take on the Immigration issue in our country.
The issue we are raising money to address is specifically immigrant children’s rights.
We feel that many children that immigrate to America are treated unfairly. These children come to America after fleeing from violence, trafficking, abuse and extreme poverty in order to forget their past and start a new life. Immigration is currently a hot topic nationally with regards to the American/Mexican border. Our current immigration system often times goes against the best interest of these children by deporting them and we want to donate to a charity that advocates for these children when no one else can. Lastly, the physical treatment of undocumented children is horrendous as well. These children are often neglected by the police and placed in shelters with harsh living conditions so we want to create advocacy in that area as well.
We have decided to partner up with The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.
The mission of the Young Center is to promote the best interests of unaccompanied children with due regard to the child's expressed wishes according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law. The Young Center also does policy work to pursue the creation of a juvenile immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well being of every child, and which recognizes immigrant children as children, with vulnerabilities, rights, and protections.
No donation is too small and we encourage you to share this page with a friend even if you cannot donate at this time! Thank you for your time as we strive to make things better for immigrant children who are without hope.