We have all been horrified by recent news reports detailing the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. southern border.
This is inhumane. Unfortunately the June 20 Executive Order does not solve the problem.
Children will continue to be separated from their families unless the federal court changes its prior rulings that children cannot be held in detention for more than 20 days and allows the Executive Order to be implemented.
We will see children detained with their parents for months or years if the federal courts allow the Executive Order to be carried out. This is against the United Methodist Social Principles, which affirm that “we oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children ...” (Social Principles 162.H)
What does all this mean? People of faith still have work to do!
- Volunteer at the Border! Want to Volunteer on the Border? Click here
- Contact your Congressional Representatives and ask for an immigration reform in keeping with Methodist Social Principles.
- Donate to your Church, to Justice for Our Neighbors-DFW, and to National Justice for Our Neighbors.
- Volunteer in Dallas/Fort Worth! Justice for Our Neighbors-DFW works every day to keep immigrant families from being separated. Click here to volunteer with JFON-DFW
- Pray for the children, their families, for everyone helping, and for our government.
Justice for Our Neighbors-Dallas/Fort Worth is a Methodist Immigration Ministry that has provided low-cost immigration legal services since 1999. Each day we put into action the Methodist Social Principles of loving our neighbors as ourselves and providing for the welfare of immigrants instead of oppressing them.
JFON DFW: Making a Difference for Our Neighbors!
At JFON DFW, we are focused on helping low-income immigrants– our newest neighbors– to help them feel welcomed in their new homeland. To achieve this goal, we provide low-cost and free immigration legal services, education to the public, and advocacy for and with immigrants. Look around our site to see what we do, who we are, and how you can get involved!
JFON DFW Program Offerings:
Our trained presenters are ready to come to your church or group to shed light on what’s behind the immigration problems our nation faces. Go to CREATE CHANGE in the navigation bar above to learn more about our Immigration 101 presentation.
Surf around our site and let us know how we can serve you as you serve the newcomers in your midst!