Right now, Congress is debating pouring billions of dollars into immigration detention and enforcement, while considering legislation that would expand family incarceration and allow for the indefinite detention of children. We must call on Congress to protect families and stop fueling unjust detention, deportation, and border policies. While the national crisis of family separation and harmful immigration enforcement persists, Congress has an important role to play. People of faith and conscience must make our voices heard that all families deserve to be treated humanely.
Call your Members of Congress. Call (202) 224-3121 three times to be connected to your senators and representative. Here is a sample script:
My name is [name] and I’m a member of the National Council of Jewish Women and I live in [city/town]. As a person of faith, I urge my [senator/representative] to reject family detention. Incarcerating children with their parents is not a solution to family separation. Also, I urge them to reduce funding for immigration detention, deportation, and border militarization. My community welcomes and values immigrants, and we urge you to do the same.