Hollywood celebrities are hoping to raise awareness of immigrant families being separated upon entering the United States in a new video posted on July 8 by the ACLU.
“My Name is Mirian” was posted on the official ACLU YouTube account, and features Ryan Reynolds, Chadwick Boseman, Julie Louis-Dreyfus and others reading a letter from a woman named Mirian who was separated from her two-year-old son.
#FamiliesBelongTogether. Help us fight to reunite thousands of children with their parents so stories like Mirian’s never happen again. Donate to @ACLU and learn more: https://t.co/RrBIoUrbys #MyNameIsMirian https://t.co/TUiDjn9wOt
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) July 10, 2018
“My name is Mirian. I am a citizen and a national of Honduras,” the letter states. The woman explains that she fled to the United States in January with her son to “seek protection from government violence in Honduras.”
According to the letter, when they reached the United States, the mother and son were separated, and her son was moved to a facility in San Antonio, Texas.
The video ends with the hashtag #MyNameisMirian. “No child should ever be separated from their family. Take action with the ACLU so that stories like Mirian’s never happen again—period,” the organization stated. As of writing, the video has over 1,500 views.