In recent months, unaccompanied Central American children have arrived at the U.S. border seeking refuge from violence in their home countries. Here are a few statements that have been issued by religious communities in the U.S.
Statements by Religious Communities:
- 300+ Faith Groups Urge President and Congress to Protect Central American Children and Families
- National Council of Churches joins religious and human rights groups to call on Congress to protect fleeing children at the U.S. border
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Testimony by Bishop Seitz to the House Judiciary Committee on June 25, 2014
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Unaccompanied Children Resource Kit
- Jesuit Refugee Service: Recommendations for smart responses to increased migration from Central America
- Evangelical Immigration Table: Letter to Congress on the UACs
- Jewish Organizations Call on U.S. Government to Protect Unaccompanied Children and Refugees
In addition to these statements, WOLA has compiled a list of organizations that are providing much-needed assistance to these children, including social services providers, legal aid resources, and national networks across the country currently involved in the humanitarian response. Click here to see how you can donate your time, money, or expertise to this important cause.