Los Angeles: Hollywood actor George Clooney and his barrister-wife Amal Clooney are donating USD 100,000 to help migrant children, who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“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 centres?’ And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it,” the Hollywood Reporter quoted the couple, as saying of their donation, in a statement.
The A-list couple welcomed their own twins Alexander and Ella in June 2017.
The statement added, “Today, the Clooney Foundation for Justice will donate $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.”
Nearly 2,000 children were taken away from their parents in a six-week period in April and May under the new Trump administration policy, according to several media reports.
Mexico’s foreign minister has called the US policy, “cruel and inhuman”.
Meanwhile, United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to “keep families together,” reversing his administration’s policy.
According to the report, the Young Center’s executive director, Maria Woltjen, expressed her gratitude to the couple saying, “We are doing everything we can to advocate on behalf of the thousands of children who are separated and alone, and we are grateful for the generous support of George and Amal Clooney and the Clooney Foundation for Justice – it could not be more vital at this time.”
On that note, in February, the celebrity power couple donated around USD 500,000 in the name of their eight-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander, to a march calling for stricter gun laws in the United States. (ANI)