On June 19, shortly before President Trump signed an executive order promising to keep families together in migrant detentions, the Bridges Foundation sent this letter calling for the change.
June 19, 2018
President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
We, the Bridges Foundation Board in St. Louis, Missouri, implore you to change your no tolerance policy against immigrants crossing the Mexican border and coming into the United States.
Please issue an order immediately to stop separating young children from their parents. The family is the core to a civilized society. As a country, we need to uphold our American values and to respect human dignity.
We urge you to veto any future immigration bill that allows families to be separated.
The Bridges Foundation Board