|Protect immigrant children and families seeking safety and shelter from violence by keeping these families together
Please send a message to Congress TODAY!
Pope Francis recently declared that the Monday immediately following Pentecost is to be celebrated as the "Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mother of the Church." This action emphasizes the central role that Mary and all mothers have in the Church. Keeping in mind the caring role of our Holy Mother, and the crucial place that she has within the life of a family, it is deeply concerning when this relationship is fractured or broken in any fashion.
Such is the case today when we look to our southern border, where migrant families who are escaping various forms of violence and persecution in their homeland are being routinely separated. Since October 2017, over 700 children have been separated from their parents and rendered "unaccompanied," including over 100 children under the age of four. On May 4, 2018, DHS stated that it will refer all individuals who cross the border without authorization for criminal prosecution, including adult members of family units. This policy has led to a drastic increase in incidences of family separation. We urge you to think about the families that are facing forcible separation.
CALL TO ACTION
Send a message to Congress and ask that they protect immigrant children and families seeking safety and shelter from violence by keeping these families together.
Call your Representative: 1-888-436-6478
When you call, here’s what you might say:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. I’m calling today to urge the Representative to vote NO on two immigration bills that are anticipated for a vote this week. Both Representative Goodlatte’s bill (HR 4760) and Speaker Ryan’s bill criminalize our immigrant communities and fail to provide a compassionate and permanent solution for Dreamers. Further, these bills do nothing of substance to end the immoral practice of family separation. Instead, I urge the Representative to support a bipartisan approach to addressing one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. This is not the time for partisan politics, it is time to pass a compassionate solution for Dreamers and our larger community. Will the Representative oppose the Goodlatte bill and make sure that any so-called compromise legislation is truly done in a bipartisan manner?”
Go to the following Facebook page to see about the rally happening here in Holland on June 30 in support of these children. The rally is at 11 am in Centennial Park.