The Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting undocumented immigrants who enter the US has has resulted in the separation of almost 3,000 children from their parents over recent weeks (about 45 family separations each and every day) and the construction of massive tent cities to hold these children along the Mexican border.
More than two dozen religious groups, including Franklin Graham, the National Association of Evangelical Christians, and US Catholic bishops, have condemned this policy as immoral, unjust, inhumane, and heartless and we do, too.
As religious progressives, we can’t be silent or sit on the sidelines. We have to speak out and take action.
Here are some things that YOU can do.
2. Sign MoveOn.org’s petition to the Department of Homeland Security opposing the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents who enter the US without documentation and then share it with your friends via email and social media.
3. Call President Trump (202 456 1111), Attorney General Jeff Sessions(202 353 1555), Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen(202 282 8495), Senator Thom Tillis (202 224 6342), and Senator Richard Burr(202 224 3154) today to remind them that dozens of religious leaders have condemned separating undocumented children and parents who enter the US and that this policy is immoral, unjust, inhumane, and heartless).
4. Show up, join with others, speak out, bear witness, and take action on Saturday, June 30 in your community, in Raleigh, in Washington, DC, at one of the North Carolina offices of Senator Tillisand Senator Burr,of at the Customs and Border Protection Office in Charlotte(6130 Tyvola Centre Drive). Download a protest poster. Please keep your ears and eyes open for details about advocacy groups that will be organizing protests in North Carolina.