Protect children and families fleeing violence

Protect children and families fleeing violence Last week, Congress headed home for its August recess without reaching an agreement on how to address increasing numbers of Central American children and families arriving at our border. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is opening new family detention centers and quickly deporting women and children, often without due process, back to the dangerous situations from which they fled. There are several actions you and your congregation can take during August to help Central American migrants.

Urge compassion for families fleeing Central America

Urge Congress and the President to treat migrants from Central America with compassion ACTION:

Urge your representative to support immigration reform

Action: Urge your Representative to support immigration reform legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship, reunites families, and does NOT further militarize the border. Call the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or find your Representative's direct line. Sample script:

Urge Israel to allow free movement

Action: Ask your Members of Congress to urge Israel to allow free movement and access for all people.

Stop the deportations

Action: Send a letter to the White House urging President Obama to end deportations.

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