No doubt you’ve heard the news about children being torn from their parents at the U.S. border. We are properly horrified by this situation, and we can join other Disciples to do something about it.
Advocacy and Action
Refugee & Immigration Ministries has compiled a wealth of action alerts and resources to help us advocate for these children and families. To get regular updates from RIM, sign up.
Statement from our General Minister & President
Read Teresa Hord Owens’ statement (from Mother’s Day) about separating immigrant children from their families.
Truth about “Missing Children”
There have been rumors and misleading news stories about the situation. Get the facts to understand what’s really going on.
The administration’s new policy calls for criminal prosecution of all immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, even if they are seeking asylum. As a result, their children are taken away from them and often sent to far away detention centers. Listen to audio from a mass sentencing hearing of parents.
Context of History
This is not the first time in U.S. history that children have been taken from their parents. Read The Long History of Child Snatching.
Source: Disciples Immigration