Urge Congress to use the budget to keep families together

Affirm faith values in the federal budget by contacting your lawmakers today!  

Next week, the Senate will review a proposed budget that will influence the U.S. government’s treatment of immigrants in the U.S. and how the government addresses the root causes of migration.

Our faith calls us to welcome the stranger and seek the good of our neighbors. Contact your Senators today to urge them to make budget decisions that protect children and keep families together!

Senators will be making important decisions about how money is allocated for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) for Fiscal Year 2019. Allocations for both agencies in the current fiscal year are concerning: DHS is receiving more funds to add  hundreds of detention beds to imprison over 40,000 immigrants. In addition, DOS received funding to address the root causes of migration, which alarmingly also includes money for military training of forces known to have committed human rights violations.

The Senate has the opportunity next week to make changes and create a system that better respects the God-given dignity of all people. As the past few weeks have shown, the actions of DHS and DOS have directly impacted the lives of children and families who escape conflict in their own countries and make their way to the U.S. Budgets are moral documents that reflect the values of a country. Urge your Senators to make budget decisions that stand for the safety and protection of the most vulnerable among us.

 

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