During this season of Advent, as we wait for the birth of a poor, refugee child who brings salvation to us all, we remember the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt seeking refuge and asylum from violence at home in Bethlehem. Jesus and his family are at our southern border today. Will we turn them away?
Congress must decide by December 7, 2018, how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the rest of Fiscal Year 2019. This week is a critical time for people of faith and conscience to lift up our voices and demand that all people be treated with justice and compassion. Every additional dollar for immigration detention and enforcement allows the Administration to carry out policies that erode the rights and safety of immigrants, refugees, and migrants.
Tell your Members of Congress protect families and uphold our moral and legal obligations.