We continue to be haunted by images of immigrant children detained in deplorable conditions at our border. We are deeply disturbed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations tearing families and communities apart and traumatizing our children. We are angered by the Trump administration’s a new rule permitting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to detain indefinitely immigrant children and families seeking safety in the United States.
The faith community has condemned this cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant children and families. Not only is it a violation of human dignity, it is contrary to religious teachings and our sacred call to care for people most at risk, especially children.
At 10:00 am on September 4 many of us will gather in Newark, NJ to protest the mistreatment of immigrant children and families. Solidarity events are planned around the country. We need your help to flood the Senate and the White House with calls and messages. We need your help to amplify our message to social media.
Please join us on Wednesday, September 4 to make our voices heard on behalf of our immigrant neighbors—especially the children!
Amplify the message on social media
Share these tweets on Twitter:
- #Catholics have a sacred duty to defend the rights and dignity of all immigrants. On 9/4 Catholic leaders from all over the country are demanding an end to child and family detention. #CatholicDayofAction
- We’re joining #CatholicDayofAction in Newark to urge #Trump and #Congress to end child and family detention. We must end the injustice. #Catholics4Migrants
- Prayers + statements are not enough when immigrant children + families are in cages and the powerful refuse to act. Catholics will risk arrest 9/4 in a demonstration of sacred resistance. #EndChildDetention #CatholicDayofAction
Watch/share the Facebook Live-Stream of the Newark action:
Share this meme on Instagram with #CatholicDayOfAction:
Call Your Elected Officials:
Call your Senators (202-224-3121) and call or message the White House (202-456-1111). Tell these elected officials to—Stop the inhumanity—NOW.
I am a person of faith and I am calling to demand that [Senator ____ or President Trump] immediately end the unjust and immoral practice of detaining children and families. Family is sacred. It is the cornerstone of our church and our communities and it must be protected.
Guided by our Catholic faith and our national values, we affirm the dignity of all people and our call to love our neighbors. We can and must remain a country that provides refuge for children and families fleeing violence and persecution. Thank You!
Thanks much for whatever you can do to Stop the Inhumanity NOW! PLEASE SHARE the good news of your actions with your local press. Visit our website or Facebook events page for more information.