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Protect Migrant Minors

The ongoing tragedy of unaccompanied minors, women and children fleeing violence in Central America and seeking protection transcends politics.  Their stories are heartbreaking.  Yet thousands of women and children have become pawns of power politics in Washington DC.

The California Bishops have called on the “Catholic community to join together in solidarity with these children of God, our brothers and sisters, to provide help and give them hope.”

Please urge California’s U.S. Senators and Representatives to oppose legislative efforts to strip protections away from unaccompanied children who are fleeing from violence in Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. This includes, among others, efforts to reduce protections by changing the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act (2008) which passed on a voice vote and was signed by President Bush.

Urge Congress to pass a clean supplemental funding measure that provides for the care and protection of vulnerable children, ensures that their due process rights are preserved, and addresses the root causes of their flight, particularly violence in their home countries.

“Our strength as a nation has always been a matter of the heart,” say the Bishops in their statement. “May the heart of Christ guide the people of California to a just and compassionate response for these huddled masses of children gathered at our door.”

You can take action by clicking here to send an email to your US Senators and Representatives. You may also want to call Senator Dianne Feinstein.  As the author the the 2008 bill that created protection for unaccompanied children at the border, is extremely influential in ongoing negotiations.  As a constituent of Senator Feinstein you can make a significant impact with your call.

PHOTO Migrants from Guatemala deported from the U.S. arrive at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City July 10. A growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are streaming by the thousands into the U. S. CNS photo/Pakal Koban, Reuters

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