Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act

Background: A mother and father in Texas face deportation after U.S. Border Patrol officers initiated removal proceedings at a Texas hospital where the couple sought emergency care for their infant. The actions of the Border Patrol officers clearly violate the federal government’s own policy which prohibits immigration enforcement actions at “sensitive locations,” including hospitals, schools, and places of worship. The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, H.R. 1815, would strengthen this currently nonbinding policy and codify it into law. Hospitals, schools and churches must continue to be safe spaces for children and families. NPR story | MCC news service story

Faith reflection: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35).

Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act

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Alert prepared by Tammy Alexander, Senior Legislative Associate for Domestic Affairs, on September 21, 2017.

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