The Migration and Refugee Services of USCCB and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) has issued the following statement on the ongoing efforts to reunite children separated from their families at the border with Mexico.
"As we have long done, CCUSA and Migration and Refugee Services of USCCB are lending our experience and expertise to support Catholic Charities agencies in their efforts to reunite families and care for immigrant children during this sensitive time. While we strongly oppose the policies that led to these families being separated, we remain committed to working to ensure their safe reunification.
Protection of families is a foundational element of Catholic Social Teaching and this moment calls on all people of good will to lend a hand to reunite these children with their parents."
To learn more about how you can help visit: Justice for Immigrants visit: https://justiceforimmigrants.org/what-we-are-working-on/immigrant-detention/family-separation/
For more than 50 years, Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) has served and advocated for refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human trafficking. To learn more about MRS, please visit www.usccb.org/mrs.
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA's members provide help and create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, see: www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
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