LUM Board & Staff Call for Reunion of Children & Parents
Calling for a Quick Reunion of
Children & Parents held in US Detention Centers
Lafayette Urban Ministry is committed to touching the future by helping children and their families in the here and now. That is why we join our voice with US and world faith leaders in opposition to the cruel separation of families and children seeking refuge along the US border with Mexico.
We reject the allegations that the children and adults seeking refuge from economic privation, violence, and political turmoil – seeking peace and a new home in our country – are criminals.
We reject the misuse of Romans 13 by Attorney General Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sanders to justify reprehensible actions.
Many more scripture passages insist on helping the immigrant, the sojourner, the poor, and those in need of aid. We rejoice that President Trump changed direction today and has reversed his destructive policy of separating asylum-seeking parents from their children.
We pray his administration will move quickly to reunite children held in detention centers with their families and establish a more humane and just system to assist those seeking asylum and refuge in our nation.
“And the King will answer them ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'”
Matt 25:40, NRSV