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United Methodist Women Statement Demanding an End to Child Detention and Family Separation at U.S. Border

Immigrant children are being neglected, abused and are dying on the U.S. border.

This is not a partisan issue. It is an appalling and immoral humanitarian crisis created by policy choices. This mistreatment of children is a grave sin and a disgrace to our nation.

This must end now.Just over a year ago, United Methodist Women issued statements denouncing the “zero tolerance” policy that separated immigrant children from their parents when families sought asylum along the southern border of the United States. We noted the psychological, emotional and physical danger that parent-child separations posed to immigrant children who were already vulnerable, afraid, and without basic provisions of food, shelter and protections. We said that families belong together and called on the Administration to reunite the children it had taken away with their parents and families.

We noted The United Methodist Church’s opposition to “immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children ... " (The Social Principles, 162.H) and the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger (Matthew 25:31-40).

The Administration announced June 20, 2018, that it would indeed reverse this policy and reunite the families.

Unfortunately, this announcement was not true.

Read more at www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/united-methodist-women-statement-demanding-an-end

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