Pax Christi USA has signed onto the letter below. The letter was initiated by three important immigrant advocacy and civil rights organizations: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). The letter urges President Obama to reconsider his administration’s plan to expedite the deportation of Central American children at the border. We must ensure fair, humane and appropriate treatment of these children. The President is expected to send his Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) request to the Hill early next week.
Dear President Obama:
We, the undersigned immigration, civil and human rights, faith, labor and community organizations, urge you to reconsider the plan to expedite the deportation of Central American children to the dangers they escaped in their home countries. The administration’s recent statements have placed far greater emphasis on deterrence of migration than on the importance of protection of children seeking…
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