Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
— Proverbs 3:27 NIV
For over a year, just like you, we have been following the news as the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has developed into a crisis for families. We’ve insisted that children belong with their parents – not in jail-like detention facilities.
A recently-announced regulation would allow children to be held in detention throughout the process of their court hearings, which can in some cases be months or even years. We believe it is an important moment for Christians to act and speak for vulnerable children and families. We have been talking to many trusted partners on the front lines of immigration policy changes and rulings to get accurate information as well as to learn of ways a church can help.
One crucial way to help today is by contacting your members of Congress.
Congress has the power to act, but Members of Congress are much more likely to do so if they are convinced that their constituents see a solution for vulnerable immigrant children and families as a priority.
It’s simple. Ask your member of Congress today to:
Please respect our asylum laws.
Please stand up for immigrant children, ensuring that those being brought to the border recently are neither detained nor separated from their parents.
Please stand up for immigrant children, ensuring that all children held in governmental custody are in safe, sanitary conditions and reunited to families as quickly as possible.
Please respect our asylum laws to ensure that no one fleeing persecution is returned to danger or forced to wait months in Mexico in unsafe conditions without access to legal counsel.
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