I can’t even express how horrified and outraged I am that this country is forcibly taking children from their parents.
I suspect this morally and otherwise corrupt administration is intentionally using the outrage they know will occur to force the adoption of funding for the border wall and more extreme border security policies.
Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers), stated, “This unconscionable policy traumatizes parents and children alike, and expands criminalization of asylum seekers who are seeking refuge. Families belong together. Asylum seekers should not be detained. We strongly urge that Congress use their power to increase oversight of existing immigration and border enforcement and stop funding forcible separation that can do irreparable harm to young families.”
Following are some resources related to this from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).
#FamiliesBelongTogether: Faith Leaders Decry Family Separation
What can you do?
Contact your members of Congress, who are currently discussing funding for additional immigration enforcement. Tell them to stop funding the forcible separation of families. Demand they use their power to increase oversight of existing enforcement, and push for an end to this new “zero tolerance” policy that will do irreparable harm to young families.