Split At The Root
When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US refused to stand by quietly. Immigrant Families Together was born; a rapid response group committed to doing what the government couldn't - or wouldn't do: reunite parents with their children separated by the Zero Tolerance Policy.
Families separated at the border made headlines in 2018, prompting protests and policy changes. Over 2,000 children's reunification status are still unknown and thousands of people impacted by separations are still suffering the effects of pursuing asylum.
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Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Rosario Dawson, Zak Kilberg, Amanda Marshall, Regina Solorzano
Marti Noxon, Maria Grasso, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Miranda Bailey
Nelson Hume, Nancy Serna-Guerrero
Eric Torres, Alessandro Soares
Line Producer: Yasmine Gomez, Sound Recordist: Ben Posnack, Veronica Lopez, Lead Assistant Editor: Stephanie Huerta Martinez