The makers of the NBC sitcom, “The Good Place,” have raised over $25,000 to provide legal aid for immigrant children who were separated from their parents at U.S.–Mexico border.
"We have reached our goal!" Michael Schur, the series' creator, tweeted Friday. "In less than two days! You good people did a good thing! Thank you all so much."
We have reached our goal! In less than two days!— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) August 10, 2018
You good people did a good thing! Thank you all so much. https://t.co/UXXFkCcs3Y
Schur's tweet came just 48 hours after Andrew Law, one of the show's writers, launched a Crowdrise fundraising page which said the makers of "The Good Place" would match donations up to $25,000, with all the proceeds going to Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), an organization that provides legal services to immigrant children.
As of Friday evening, the page had raised more than $25,150.
“Everything is... well, it could be better,” the Crowdrise page reads. “Our show deals with the concepts of what it means to be good and how to do the most good for the most people."
It added, “hopefully our contributions will add a little more kindness and a little less division to an already forked up world."
The fundraiser comes amid steady backlash for the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that led to the separation of thousands of families apprehended at the southern border.
Trump reversed his administration's policy of separating immigrant families, but lawmakers and groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have continued to press the administration on how it will reunite children and their parents who have yet to be reunited.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a court filing on Thursday that the government has more than 300 children in custody whose parents are outside the U.S.