Father John Misty Donating Merchandise Profits to Help Detained Migrants

Proceeds are going towards RAICES

The Trump administration has faced worldwide criticism over the “zero-tolerance” illegal immigration policy, which was announced early in May by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions said at a law enforcement event that the policy is a part of a strict stance against those entering the US illegally.

“If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law,” Sessions said at the event that day.

Many celebrities, musicians, and record labels have spoken out against the policy, which recently expanded to create “tender-age” shelters to house the growing number of children under 13.

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Father John Misty is one of the musicians speaking out against the controversial separations. He has recently announced that all profits from his web store between July 2-6 will go towards the Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).

RAICES is a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal service to immigrant children, refugees, and families in Texas, and are currently fighting Trump’s policy.

Some items for sale in the web store include t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and music. Father John Misty’s most recent album, God’s Favourite Customer, released in June, is also available for sale. It can be purchased as a CD, digital download, cassette, or vinyl.