Stop family separation!

The separation of children from their parents at the border is an unconscionable violation of the most basic of human rightsthe right of children and parents to be a family. It is a cruel and inhumane policy that brings great shame to our nation while doing untold damage to the emotional, spiritual, and physical development of vulnerable children. Separating children from their parents is mean-spirited, un-American, and un-Christian and a betrayal of American values. The fact that cruelty to children and their parents is the goal and purpose of the policy—in order to prevent persecuted families from applying for asylum—reveals a stunning lack of respect for the humanity of our immigrant sisters and brothers, who like all of us are Children of God. JSRI calls on all Catholics and People of Good Will to call their Congresspersons (at 202-224-3121) to demand that the Trump Administration end this cruel and destructive policy.