Ivanka Donates $50K to Help Children Separated by Her Father's Policies

Ivanka Trump has donated $50,000 to a Texas megachurch in order to help care for the children separated by Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy

Ivanka Trump delivers a speech in Rome, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
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Ivanka Trump, daughter of, and adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump has personally donated $50,000 in order to aid migrant children separated from their parents as a result of Trump's "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal migrants.

She made the donation to the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano Texas, which is organizing events so as to "brighten their [the children] day," the Dallas Morning News quotes Pastor Jack Graham saying.

Ivanka Trump contacted Graham after he had posted about the church's efforts on Twitter.

However, Ivanka's choice of church has drawn ire from LGBTQ activists, who have noted Prestonwood's strong anti-LGBTQ stance, writes The Hill. On their website, the church claims that same-sex attraction is due to "sexual identity confusion".

In 2015, following the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality, Graham posted a blogpost. He lamented the "violation of God's standard" and that "the family" was under attack in the U.S.