Vastavam web: Actor Alyssa Milano has offered to foster immigrant children who have been separated from their parents under US President Donald Trump’s policy.The actor, who is a Brooklyn native, penned a letter to the CEO of Cayuga Centers, Edward Myers Hayes where she asked to help his organisation by offering her New York home for detained immigrant children to reside in.
“The last few weeks have been heartbreaking for Americans. We have watched the inhumane destruction at our Southern border as innocent children, already traumatised, were essentially kidnapped from their families in furtherance of a vulgar, xenophobic Trump policy,” Milano wrote in the letter obtained by the Hollywood Reporter. Hayes’ organisation has offered temporary care for the immigrant children and Milano requested that her home can also serve as a safe foundation for children.
“As a mother, I know that children need to be reunited with their parents in the United States more than anything,” she wrote.”These children need compassion, stability and love more than ever. To them, I offer my home and my heart; my love and whatever stability I can give them until they can be reunited with a parent,” she added. “I am sure this is something many other Americans would consider a moral and patriotic duty.” Milano joins other Hollywood stars who have also been vocal about the issue on social media, with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Chelsea Handler, Kumail Nanjiani, Reese Witherspoon and others blasting the policy.