Attention Clergy: Tell Pres. Obama to Stop Separating Children from Their Parents
The UUA’s Standing on the Side of Love campaign, along with congregations and individuals around the country, are challenging President Obama’s Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) ACCESS programs in our communities. While President Obama was expressing his support for undocumented immigrants in his State of the Union address, communities in Washington and Michigan were coping with the aftermath of large ICE raids that separated children from their parents.
We cannot stand by while people are carted off.
The UUA is taking the lead on circulating a faith letter urging Obama to halt enforcement-only ICE ACCESS programs immediately. These programs are inhumane. They solve no problems.
Major denominational sign-ons to our letter include the Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, National Coalition of American Nuns, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus, as well as organizations like Interfaith Worker Justice.
Now, we are asking all clergy to answer the call of justice and sign this letter. Organizational leaders are welcome to sign as well.
Click here to add your name.
The Yakima-Herald reports that some families are in hiding. Some bystanders told the Herald there were children had been left without supervision.
ICE ACCESS is simply wrong, and our group will be delivering this crucial letter from faith leaders across the country to Pres. Obama in just a couple of weeks. We need to remind the President that children cannot thrive without their parents and communities cannot feel safe while they are being torn apart. Urge Obama to halt enforcement-only ICE ACCESS programs immediately and work for real immigration reform that upholds human dignity and worth.
Please add your name and religious title, and stand on the side of love with immigrant communities!
When you are done, don’t forget to share the link with your interfaith allies.