July 24, 2019
SUPPORT THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF IMMIGRANTS
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Justice for Immigrants Campaign (JFI) are urging individuals to c
all the White House to voice opposition to the conditions in which undocumented immigrants are being held and to oppose separating immigrant families.
Please Call the White House at (202) 456-1111
As a person of faith, I am calling today to strongly oppose the inadequate and unsanitary conditions in which immigrants, including children and families, are being held while in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security. I also oppose actions that unnecessarily separate immigrant families at the border, as well as in communities around the country through widespread enforcement actions. Family is sacred - it is the cornerstone of our church and our community and must be protected.
Guided by our Catholic faith and our national values, we affirm the dignity of all people and our call to love our neighbors. Every person, every family deserves stability and security.
We urge you to reconsider actions that threaten family unity and address these unacceptable holding and detention conditions. We can and must remain a country that provides refuge for children and families fleeing violence and persecution.
For more information on immigrant enforcement and detention and to learn about what you can do to help reform these systems, see
JFI's Enforcement and Detention page
. Thank you for supporting the humane treatment of all immigrants and their families!