The family is at the center of community life—immediate and extended family, the family of church, neighbors and humanity—and for Catholics and others, we are called to consider all who we encounter as our brothers and sisters. The current “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the U.S.–Mexico border, which has resulted in all adults referred to criminal prosecution and the separation of 658 children from their parents in the first thirteen days of the program, is a violation of this most basic tenet. The KBI advocates for family unity as part of our mission and against the cruel and traumatic separation of family members, many seeking asylum from untenable persecution in their home countries.
We ask that you join us in supporting this action alert from Justice for Immigrants by calling your representatives to end the practice of family separation and institute human alternatives: http://capwiz.com/justiceforimmigrants/issues/alert/?alertid=80408626&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id. Though this alert highlights an action for May 21, the day after Pentecost, our voices are needed right now and every day to let our congressional leaders know that separating children and parents is excessive, inhumane, and harmful. Thank you for your support and advocacy!