Information about the separation of children from their parents at the borders is egregious and antithetical to all that we Christians hold dear. What is being done to children as a political bargaining chip must be stopped – first we must understand, and then we must take action. Bishop Breidenthal and many other religious authorities have spoken against this practice. This is NOT a political partisan issue, it is a humanitarian one. If you are not enraged by these actions, you should be – and we have to take action!

 

The New York Times  Seizing children from parents at the border is immoral. Here’s what we can do about it.

The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations  Send letters to your representatives and senators

 

The Rt Rev Thomas Breidenthal  A message from the bishop: Forced Separation of Families

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops  U.S. Bishop condemns Trump’s policy of separating immigrant families at border

 

The New York Times  How Trump came to enforce a practice of separating migrant families

Washington Post  Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents

Plum Line  The Trump administration owns its cruel policy of separating families

Washington Post   U.S. to house migrant children in tents outside El Paso as government takes more into custody

The New York Times  Inside the former Walmart that is now a shelter for almost 1,500 migrant children

Washington Post   Sessions invents a faith all his own

Washington Post  ‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.

 

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