Dear Congress: Let Us Donate to Migrants

Here's a detail about America that doesn't get enough attention: We're a compassionate and generous people. Upon seeing the living conditions of detained migrants at the Mexican border, many Americans wanted to see change and to help. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz suggested a path to allow private citizens be part of the solution. He wrote to the Department of Homeland Security asking it to find a way to allow Americans to donate money to the government to help migrants in U.S. custody. If that strikes you as odd, you might not know the government already has a process for accepting private donations for a handful of things.  Continue reading...

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