We are deeply concerned by the U.S. government’s response to the people who have arrived to the border seeking safety and stability. The U.S. has responded by restricting access to asylum through practices such as metering, Remain in Mexico, family separation, and, most recently, making most claims for asylum ineligible unless that individual has already asked for asylum in another country. These are policies that increase suffering and exposure to danger and persecution.
Pope Francis has called on us to “welcome, protect, promote, and integrate” those who are seeking refuge in another country. Join us—and our Jesuit partners—in calling on members of Congress to uphold the dignity of every person, and end the barriers to asylum at the southern border. See more here: http://jesuitmigrantsolidarity.org/action-alert/