For months, the United States government tore children away from their parents – mostly Central american families seeking asylum – at the border. After outrage spread throughout the country, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end this harmful practice (which is still not a victory, FYI). Since then, questions have arisen about how the administration plans to reunite the about two thousand families that it split up. Because of a lack of clarity, the National Immigration Law Center has filed a Freedom of Information Act to demand answers. In the meantime, Mexican airline Volaris is offering its services to bring families together as quickly as possible.
On Friday, the airline offered free flights for separated children. “It hurts us to see these children without their parents, and it is our [calling] to reunite them,” the company said in a statement, according to Reuters. Volaris said it would work with officials in Central America, the United States, and Mexico. Many families have been split up within the United States – with children in states like Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia, they’re far from the border where they last saw their parents. But in some cases, parents have been sent back to their native countries while their children remain in the US.