Fundraiser for migrant children brings in $20 million
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An online fundraiser dedicated to reuniting immigrant families who were separated at the U.S. southern border brought in $20 million as of late Sunday. 

The initiative, Reunite an Immigrant Parent With Their Child, is a Facebook campaign by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) and has become the single largest fundraiser on the social media site to date.


The campaign was established by Charlotte and Dave Willner, who were formerly employed at the social media giant, and currently work for Pinterest and AirBNB, according to The Mercury News.

The campaign initially had a goal of $1,500, and now has a new target of $25 million, according to NBC News.

The couple said they launched the fundraiser in response to the separation of families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which calls for prosecuting all adults who illegally cross the U.S. southern border. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE signed an executive order last week that put an end to the practice after his administration came under intense pressure to do so.

Comedian Jimmy Fallon on Sunday said he would make a donation to the group in the president's name after Trump attacked him for comments made in a recent interview. 

"In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name," Fallon said in a tweet.