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Even 'Highlights' Magazine Is Taking A Stand Against Trump's Immigration Policies

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Highlights Magazine for Children, usually referred to as simply Highlights, has been a staple of doctor's offices for decades.

The magazine—aimed at children aged 5-12 years old—began publication in June 1946, started by Garry Cleveland Myers and his wife Caroline Clark Myers in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.


But recently people far older than the magazine's target audience have been talking about Highlights.

The reason?

On June 25 the 73 year-old magazine posted a statement to their Twitter account.

It was captioned:

"At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world's most important people. In light of the reports of the living conditions of detained children & threats of further deportation & family separation, here is a statement from our CEO Kent Johnson. #KeepFamiliesTogether"

Attached was an image of CEO Kent Johnson's full statement.

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The move drew praise from some prominent Highlights fans.



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Other children's magazines followed their lead.

People voiced their thanks to the magazine so many had grown up with.










Twitter user Tea Berry-Blue even created a Goofus and Gallant comic, a long running strip in highlights, to illustrate the company's stance.


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They then suggested people donate to RAICES: Refugee And Immigrant Center for Education and legal Services.

People appreciated the message Highlights was sending to all children.


Others subscribed to Highlights, which you can do here, or their title for younger children, High Five which you can subscribe to here, in recognition of their stand.




President Donald Trump remarked in several recent interviews that he is not responsible for the results of the zero tolerance policy and family separation policy his administration enacted in April of 2018. The Trump administration recently came under fire after conditions at a temporary detention facility were revealed.

The location in Clint, Texas requires detainees to be moved within 72 hours of arrival, but a team of lawyers found children had been living there in substandard conditions for weeks.

A Department of Justice employee, Sarah Fabian, argued in federal court that basic hygiene, blankets and beds were not necessary for children to be "safe and sanitary" before a panel of stunned judges.

Watch testimony highlights here.

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