CWS, Religious Leaders to Obama: "Don't Trade Kids' Lives in Immigration Action"


9/30/2014

 

from Church World Service - Sept. 3, 2014
The Rev. John L. McCullough, president and CEO of Church World Service, joined 39 other national religious leaders in delivering a one-sentence message to President Barack Obama urging him not to compromise the lives of children fleeing violence in Central America as the Administration considers its next steps on immigration. With new reports of Honduran children being killed after being deported from the United States and Mexico, the succinct message underscores the critical importance of protecting children and families seeking safety. The full letter reads:

While we celebrate the potential of executive action to alleviate the suffering caused by our nation’s broken immigration system – particularly in light of political inaction in Congress – it must not come at the cost of due process and access to humanitarian protection for children and families fleeing violence in Central America. Read more here.



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