Dear TC Community,

As a community dedicated to advancing education along with the physical and mental wellbeing of all people, we cannot help but feel deeply concerned and distressed by the recent parental separations and continued detention of more than 2,300 migrant children at the U.S. border in Texas, not to mention the ongoing lack of clarity for emigrating families seeking asylum in the U.S.

We endorse the public statements of academic, medical, and public health organizations, including the National Academy of Education and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

We also recognize the intensity and urgency of a humanitarian crisis unfolding not just within our borders, but right here in New York City, where at least 239 migrant children have been relocated. For those who wish to support efforts to provide humanitarian and legal assistance to affected families, we are sharing links to resources and organizations that we compiled this afternoon, starting with a list of organizations published by the Texas Tribune.

Here is information on other resources:


President Susan Fuhrman                              Provost Tom James