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Exodus Statement on Family Separations at the Border

Exodus Refugee Immigration is appalled by the Trump Administration’s policy to separate children from their families at our southern border. Not only is this practice inhumane, it runs against decades of established U.S. policy as well as international asylum law. Individuals requesting asylum are not breaking the law, they are seeking protection by the law. We must not punish families seeking freedom and safety but instead, care for them in their time of need.

Here are the 4 ways to take action on Border Family Separations:

1. Call Members of Congress: 202.224.3121 to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative. Here’s an example of what to say: 

“I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to support policies that protect and unite immigrant and refugee families. The administration is detaining and prosecuting parents, and forcibly separating them from their children. I call on you to do everything in your power to stop family separation. Congress should increase oversight over the Department of Homeland Security and urge them to end unjust policies. Congress should cut funding for harmful immigration enforcement that separates families. I value the sanctity of the family and believe Congress should act to bring families together, not keep them apart.

2. Attend or Organize a Local Event: Click here to find events near you or to register your event.

3. Amplify on Social Media: Click here for a digital media toolkit with sample social media posts and graphics. Use the hashtag #FamiliesBelongTogether

4. Sign the Petition: Click here to sign the petition and demand that families belong together.

For more resources on how to take action, please click here for a National Day of Action toolkit.