Tell Congress- Pass a Permanent Fix to Stop Separating Families

On June 20, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order reversing its own policy of cruelly separating children from their parents. While the EO marks an important retreat by the President, it falls far short of solving this crisis as it says nothing about the over 2300 children who have already been torn from their parents and could end up placing families in indefinite detention.  

Now is the time to urge Congress to come together to pass bipartisan legislation that would permanently halt family separation and make sure that such an unjust and cruel policy will never be put forward in the U.S. again.  

These families came to the U.S. to escape violence and seek a better life, they do not deserve to be torn apart. As people of faith, we are called to see the value and dignity of all families, regardless of their immigration status — which is why we must seek a permanent solution to keep families together.

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Tell the Congress- Pass a permanent fix to Stop Separating Families

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a person of faith, I can't sit by and watch as the United States pursues a policy of separating immigrant families. These families have chosen to come to the U.S. in the hopes of finding safety and opportunity. They do not deserve to be ripped apart, causing trauma and irreparable harm. This policy not only rejects America's values, it also ignores the biblical teaching of seeing the value and dignity of all families, regardless of their immigration status.

While the President's recent Executive Order marks an important step, it falls far short of solving this crisis as it says nothing about the over 2300 children who have already been torn from their parents and could likely result in placing families into indefinite detention.

This is why Congress must act to put in place a permanent legislative solution that will halt separation and ensure that separated children can be immediately reunited with their families.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]