The ongoing practice of separating children from their parents has already, as of May, left nearly 2000 children separated from their parents. As Bishop Vásquez, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, and Sister Donna Markham OP PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, remind us — as a nation and people of faith, we can and must do better.
- Pray: You can find a prayer for migrant children here.
- Speak Up: Sign the Action Alert and share with your networks. Also consider contacting your senators and representative directly by phone to voice your concern. You can find the number for your representative here and your senators here.
- Take Action: Contact your local Catholic Charities affiliate to learn about their material/volunteer needs, consider fostering an unaccompanied child, or join the Share the Journey global solidarity campaign with migrants and refugees.
- Give: To support agencies that are helping families and children impacted by the crisis. (100% of your donation will go to the 21 Catholic Charities agencies assisting unaccompanied children)
- Learn More: To learn more about Family Separation, visit the Justice For Immigrants (JFI) “Family Separation Webpage” to review backgrounders, educational material and a webinar.
- (Bonus) Join USCCB/Migration and Refugee Services and Catholic Charities USA today to help make a difference. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with information and questions.
For those in #ROC, you can learn more about our programs to support unaccompanied refugee minors and other vulnerable children and families at www.cfcrochester.org