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Tucson teen sells "We Do Care" t-shirts to help immigrant families

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-07 20:13:10-04

University of Arizona sophomore, Tara Doyle, is working with a company called Fed By Threads to sell t-shirts to help immigrant families.

Doyle says she was heartbroken over the news of children being separated from their parents at the border, so she took action by helping create t-shirts that say "Really? We Do Care."

The first lady was seen wearing a jacket that said, "I Don't Really Care. Do U?" The "We Do Care" campaign takes that message and turns it around.

Doyle says the shirts are a form of protest for what is going on at the border. Money from the t-shirt sales is going to organizations that provide free legal service to immigrants.

The Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Friday for more time to reunite families separated at the border.

Lawyers for the DOJ argue that the upcoming Tuesday deadline to reunite children under 5 years old with their parents, and the subsequent deadline to reunite nearly 3,000 remaining children later this month, would be too difficult.

T-shirts are available to purchase at the Tucson YWCA and online.

For more information about the "We Do Care" campaign or to order a t-shirt, visit the Fed By Threads website.