George and Amal Clooney donate $100K to aid children separated at border
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George and Amal Clooney are donating $100,000 to aid migrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico.

“We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it,” the Academy Award-winning "Gravity" star and his wife, a British lawyer, said in a Wednesday statement to People magazine.


The donation will benefit the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, according to the couple.

A statement from the Young Center said the Clooneys' contribution "could not be more vital at this time."

“At some point in the future our children will ask us: ‘Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?’ And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood,” the Clooneys, who are parents to one-year-old twins, said in a statement.

It’s not the first time the politically active pair have opened up their checkbooks for a cause.

In March, the Clooneys donated $500,000 to the “March For Our Lives” anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C.

The latest donation from the Clooneys comes amid an uproar across the country over President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, which has resulted in parents being separated from their children and held in separate detention centers.