Support Immigrant and Refugee Rights




June 1st for a National Day of Action for Children to stop family separation. Families are the foundation of our communities, and as people of faith, we know the importance of family unity. Right now, the Trump administration is shamefully separating parents from their children at the U.S. border, as well as detaining and prosecuting and parents. Since it became official U.S. policy to routinely separate children from their parents, hundreds of children have been ripped from their families: 658 kids in the first 13 days of the program alone. No one benefits when families cannot be together. It is critical that we make our voices heard and tell our national leaders to stop family separation and protect family unity.
Here are the top 5 ways to take action (designed for faith based groups but guidance for everyone to use):
Call Members of Congress: Click here to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative. Here’s an example of what to say: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith], I urge you to support policies that protect and unite immigrant and refugee families. The administration is detaining and prosecuting parents, and forcibly separating them from their children. I call on you to do everything in your power to stop family separation. Congress should increase oversight over the Department of Homeland Security and urge them to end unjust policies. Congress should cut funding for harmful immigration enforcement that separates families. I value the sanctity of the family and believe Congress should act to bring families together, not keep them apart.”
Attend or Organize a Local Event: Click here: to find events near you or to register your event.
Amplify on Social Media: Click here: for sample social media posts BILINGUAL!.
Write Opinion Editorials for Local Media Outlets: Click here: for a template op-ed.
Sign the Petition: Click here: to sign the petition and demand that families belong together.
For more resources on how to take action, please click here for a National Day of Action for Children toolkit.