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George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children

June 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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Once again, George and Amal Clooney are supporting an emerging cause with cash.  The celebrity couple just announced they're donating $100,000 to help immigrant children in the U.S.

The donation was made to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights, the website for which declares their mission is to "promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law."

The donation comes via the Clooney Foundation for Justice, founded two years ago by the Clooneys to support causes they determine are worthwhile.  It's in response to the ongoing Trump administration policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants to the U.S. from their families and detaining them indefinitely.

In a statement about the donation, the Clooneys say: “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. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.”

This isn't the first time this year the Clooneys have made a sizeable donation to a cause they deemed important.  A week after last February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, the Clooneys announced they were donating $500,000 to support the survivors' then-planned March for Our Lives anti-gun demonstration.

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