OSJ Action Alert: February 14, 2019

Stand Up With Immigrants & Asylum Seekers!

On Monday, February 11, it was announced that a bipartisan border security compromise was reached that would provide $1.375 billion for new fencing along the southern border, though the House and Senate must approve the proposal before it makes its way to the President’s desk.

It is a gift to stand alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ, speaking with them in unity for policies that reflect Scripture’s call: “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt” (Ex 23:9).

As people of faith, we have a unique calling to remind policymakers that it is possible to pass a budget that both enhances border security and protects vulnerable immigrants and asylum-seekersby increasing access to asylum, keeping families together, and decreasing immigrant detention.