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United Airlines have announced they will donate flights to immigrant families separated at the border.
⚡️ “We join in reuniting immigrant children with their families”https://t.co/xbSXb5tmZQ
— United Airlines (@united) July 27, 2018
In an effort to help reunite separated families, the San Francisco Business Times reported pro-immigration lobbying group FWD.us shared United’s pledge saying, “A growing community of support is coming together to reunite families who were separated at the border. We are so thankful and happy to announce that United Airlines is jumping in and helping. Thanks to this partnership with United, we are able to provide travel to the recently reunited immigrant families to get to their next destination with dignity.”
“Our company’s shared purpose is to connect people and unite the world,” United commented under FWD.us’s post. “We are proud to support your work to help reunify immigrant children and families.”
Delta Airlines have also said it was “providing travel assistance to help charitable organizations working to reunite children with their parents,” according to Bloomberg.
Last month Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United all asked the federal government to not use their aircraft to transport children that were being separated from their families.