On July 31 more than 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists were arrested at the White House as part of a massive action to call on President Barack Obama end his inhumane immigration enforcement policies.
UCC Executive Minister, Rev. Linda Jaramillo, joined bishops, nuns, rabbis, pastors, workers and impacted immigrants in urging the President to stop deportations immediately and protect unaccompanied children who have sought refuge in the U.S.
Take action in solidarity!
Deportations are continuing at record levels, impacting valued members of our congregations and communities. The separation of families must stop. Every day that the Obama Administration delays another 1,100 aspiring Americans are deported.
Our faith holds us to a higher calling. We understand that God’s law to love our neighbor takes precedence over any unjust human law. The laws of our broken immigration system are immoral, and President Obama not only has the legal executive authority to fix this problem right now, he has the moral obligation to do so.
Act now! Call 1-866-961-4293 and follow the instructions to be connected to the White House comment line!
Here’s a sample script:
“I’m from City, State, Congregation/Community and as a person of faith, I urge President Obama to stop the pain and family separation caused by deportations. The President has the authority to allow our undocumented community members to stay here in the United States without fear of deportation. Congressional inaction cannot be an excuse to avoid doing what is right. I urge the President to renew DACA status for those who have it, to extend the application timeline, and to implement a similar process of affirmative relief for all undocumented immigrants who make contributions to their communities.”