URGENT: TAKE ACTION NOW
Tell the White House & Congress that you OPPOSE Trump’s Raids
Tearing Families & Communities Apart
Despite continued outcry from faith communities and immigrants’ rights groups, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has restarted workplace and home invasion raids, carrying out President Trump’s recent executive orders to build a wall across the U.S. southern border, detain families and children seeking asylum, and force local police to serve as federal immigration agents. The administration is implementing these orders by targeting all undocumented immigrants, including a Methodist lay leader in Kansas and a mother in Arizona. Hundreds of individuals have been detained and are being processed for deportation. Raids are an inhumane and unjust response to our broken immigration system, and as people of faith we must stand in solidarity with our undocumented brothers and sisters.
Trump’s raids on immigrant families and communities will not make anyone any safer. Walling off America, reducing community safety, and failing to protect those in need are affronts to our country’s values of family unity, fairness, and equality. Faith communities have demonstrated unwavering commitment to our immigrant neighbors, including more than 800 congregations that have pledged support for the Sanctuary Movement and 1,000 faith leaders who have opposed policies that foster trust between immigrants and police. We draw from the scriptural call to love thy neighbor and welcome the sojourner by standing with our brothers and sisters to stop harmful deportations that tear families apart.
CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS TODAY
President Trump: (866) 961-4293
Your Senators and Representatives: (202) 224-3121*
*Please call this line 3 times to be connected with your 1 Representative and 2 Senators
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [City, State]. I urge President Trump to immediately STOP the inhumane and unjust ICE raids deporting our immigrant neighbors. Raids don’t make our communities any safer. I am OPPOSED to Trump’s executive orders to build a wall, prevent asylum seekers from seeking safety, and force local police to serve as federal immigration agents.
These announcements are morally reprehensible, run counter to who we are as a nation, and do not reflect the welcome for immigrants I see every day in my community. I urge you to do everything in your power to see these announcements reversed, and to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors.”
Please also share a personal story about how immigrants benefit and are welcomed into your community.
One of the best ways to make your voice heard is by tweeting @realDonaldTrump, @WhiteHouse, and @ your Senators/Representatives; posting a comment on Facebook.com/WhiteHouse; and submitting an electronic message at whitehouse.gov/contact. “.@[HANDLE] Stop tearing families & communities apart w raids & deportation. #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #GreaterAs1 #Not1More”
Follow @InterfaithImm on Twitter and “like” the Interfaith Immigration Coalition on Facebook to receive up-to-date alerts.
CWS network: Join our global home base for refugee solidarity—because we are all #GreaterAs1.