A Wish for the Holidays
Last year around this time, six-year-old Kyla and eight-year-old Kiera wrote these fabulous letters to President Obama. Through the Wish for the Holidays campaign, they asked the President to end immigration policies that separate families and prioritize keeping families together.
Despite the great work of kids like Kyla and Kiera, 5.5 million children still have at least one parent who is at risk of deportation, and over five thousand children are in foster care as a result of our current immigration system. This year, thousands of children will again participate in the Wish for the Holidays campaign and write new letters to policymakers in Washington, DC expressing one, shared wish: keep all of our families together.
There is still time for the young people in your life to take part in this important work. Visit http://www.webelongtogether.org/wish to get started.
The deadline to submit letters for this year’s Wish for the Holidays campaign is Friday, November 30.