Stand with Border Communities and Those Seeking Sanctuary

U.S. Congress

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival stands together with the thousands of families who are fleeing violence in Honduras and Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. We are called by a moral mandate to welcome the tired, the weary, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

To: U.S. Congress
From: Duane Campbell

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival stands together with the thousands of families who are fleeing violence in Honduras and Central America and seeking refuge in the United States.

The conditions that have forced these families to risk their lives and travel thousands of miles to the U.S.-Mexico border are a direct result of decades of U.S. military intervention in the region and of federal decisions that prioritize corporate profits over the lives of millions of people. These same priorities have led to massive suffering in the U.S. as well, where there are over 140 million poor people.

As we see families desperately trying to make a better life, carrying their children in their arms and on their shoulders; as we see babies born on these caravans; as we watch them walking everyday closer, we are brought closer together in common suffering and hope. We see in them our own refugee crisis, from homeless encampments in Chico to the wildfires throughout Northern California. We see in the haze of tear gas and children choking, the same militarization of poor communities throughout the U.S.

Stand with the interfaith delegation going to the Tijuana border on December 10 to demand that the incoming Congress commit to realizing:

* A clear and just immigration system that strengthens our democracy through the broad participation of everyone in this country.

* An immigration system that, instead of criminalizing people for trying to raise their families, prioritizes family reunification, keeps families together and allows us all to build thriving communities in the country we call home.

* The demilitarization of our communities on the border and the interior.

Somebody has been hurting our people, and it’s gone on far too long. And we won’t be silent anymore.