The city of Los Angeles is investing $10 million to help reunite migrant kids who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to ABC News, the LA City Council and county Board of Supervisors voted to expand the LA Justice Fund, which was created in 2016 to help non-violent immigrants who were facing deportation.
“No child should endure the trauma of being separated from their parents or the terror of not knowing if they will ever see their families again,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcett said in a news release. “We must do everything possible to reunify these families now.”
He added, “Los Angeles is answering cruelty with compassion — by giving hope and assistance to people in desperate need.”
As we’ve previously reported, more than 2,000 kids have been separated from their families and placed in detention facilities in different states under Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. Last month, Trump signed an order stopping family separations at border but the order did not note that it would happen immediately.