January 29, 2020 marks one year since the U.S. government began implementing its harmful “Remain in Mexico,” (or Migration Protection Protocol) policy. The U.S. asylum system is under systemic evisceration: The Trump administration has blocked families and children seeking protection and instead is delivering them to life-threatening dangers by unlawfully returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their case is adjudicated, turning away asylum seekers at the border, “metering” entry and forcing asylum seekers to wait months to even apply for protection, refouling asylum seekers back to the persecution they fled, and trying to categorically deny asylum to those fleeing their homes by traveling through another country.
All people have the legal right to seek a safe place to call home, and seeking asylum is protected within U.S. and international law. We must demand that our Members of Congress defend our values and decry these policies. Please join us, along with the Interfaith Immigration Council, on Wednesday, January 29th for the #Faith4Asylum National Day of Prayer and Action to express empathy and solidarity with asylum seekers.
- Join or Host a Prayer Vigil: Find a prayer vigil in your area or host a prayer vigil by clicking here. You can find materials to host your own vigil here.
- Amplify #Faith4Asylum on Social Media: Please find sample social media and background resources in the #Faith4Asylum Toolkit.
- Call Congress: Click “Call Me” on the right to tell your Senators and Representatives to defund the dangerous Remain in Mexico policy and call for public access to the tent courts where these cases are being heard.
- Sign the #Faith4Asylum Pledge: Add your voice to the #Faith4Asylum campaign by signing on your organization or congregation here to bring an end to these unjust policies.
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