Donate now to help us support children and their families seeking asylum in the United States.
Central American families fleeing violence and persecution deserve a humanitarian response, but are instead being unnecessarily detained in inadequate facilities, separated from their children by border officials, and re-traumatized when they arrive in the United States. Thousands are being released from border processing and detention centers with no safety planning in place—even in cases of parents traveling with small children and infants.
With your support, the IRC helps parents and children seeking refuge in the United States to find safety and stability as they await their asylum hearings. We help to meet their basic needs, facilitate family reunification's, connect them to critical legal services and help them access psycho-social support.