President Donald Trump signed an
executive order aimed at crippling the asylum process, increasing the detention
of migrants, and expanding border enforcement, among other migration issues. Migration
continues to be a divisive topic throughout our country. Misinformation about and
fear of those who flee their homes too often fosters hatred and animosity
toward our neighbors. Jesus commands us to love our neighbors. Demonstrate that
love today by speaking up on behalf of those who seek safety and sanctuary in
the United States.
Tell policy makers Lutherans support
compassionate policies that provide immediate safety for vulnerable people and faithful
solutions to the conditions that cause people to flee.
As a church accompanying churches and programs
in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S. we are in relationship with the
children and families who seek safety in the U.S. We have seen the conditions
of violence and poverty that force many to leave their homes. Because of these
relationships, we fully oppose any policies that aim to prevent them from
seeking safety in the U.S. or from being properly screened for trafficking.
We are proud of the ELCA AMMPARO strategy, a holistic, whole
church commitment to accompany vulnerable children from Central America. With
this initiative, the ELCA is working for just and human policies toward
migrants in and outside the U.S. We stand with our partner, Lutheran
Immigration and Refugee Service, in affirming our collective dedication to refugees
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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