There are about 59 children in PA. About 50 are in the Allegheny area, being sheltered by the Holy Family Institute (Pbg Post Gazette reported.)
And at least 9 are in the LeHigh Valley, being cared for by a nonprofit called KidsPeace. All are being monitored by HIAS PA's Immigrant Youth Advocacy project. There does not appear to be a coordinated system for dealing with the children, though, and there is no plan to reunify them with their families that I have been able to find. This is deeply disturbing, and simply morally wrong.
I am passionately opposed to this. It needs to be halted immediately, and all children reunited with their families. Congress must get involved to stop these atrocities.
California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris have introduced Keep Families Together Act, "which was developed in consultation with child welfare experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is intended to ensure that the federal government is acting in the best interest of children. It would stop the separation of children from their families, except in extreme circumstances in which the child is judged to be in imminent danger." (naacp.org)
CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR to demand they take action to keep families together and stop our president from using the tears of children as a bargaining chip for the Mexican border wall.