George and Amal Clooney Just Donated $100,000 to Help Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents

“We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.”

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George and Amal Clooney are the latest celebrities to take a stand against the immigration crisis and child detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border: The couple just announced that their Clooney Foundation for Justice will donate $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, according to People{: rel=nofollow}.

The parents to one-year-old twins Ella and Alexander said their own young children inspired them to act in defense of the families being separated at our borders.

“At some point in the future our children will ask us: ‘Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?’ And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood,” the Clooneys said in a statement. “We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.”

The Clooneys aren’t the first celebrities to step up in the wake of the separation of migrant families—a practice that has even been condemned{: rel=nofollow} by the pope. Last week, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend marked President Donald Trump’s 72nd birthday by donating $72,000 for each member of their family to the ACLU, which prompted more than 20,000 people to donate, and it raised{: rel=nofollow} more than $1 million total.

And this is hardly the first time that the Clooneys have shown their support, both in action and donations, to critical causes: The power couple have previously taken a Yazidi refugee into their home after he narrowly escaped ISIS, pledged $500,000 to the March for Our Lives following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and worked to combat hate groups in the U.S. and seek justice for refugees abroad through their foundation{: rel=nofollow}. Additionally, Amal Clooney has spent her 16-year legal career specializing in international law and human rights.

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