"This was the second faith-based protest in Washington this week against the Trump administration's immigration policies and detainment of migrants. Ten Jewish protesters were arrested Tuesday for leaving to refuse the lobby of the ICE headquarters, according to the Washington Post. More than 100 protesters had entered the building.
At least six migrant children and a number of adults have died in federal custody, or soon after leaving it, following their detainment at the U.S. border. The U.S. government's own reports on the migrant detention centers found "dangerous overcrowding" and minors going days without hot meals. "
We are called to cry out against the inhumane treatment of migrant children at our southern border. The conditions of overcrowding and abuse of asylum seekers and their children are unacceptable. As we express our concern for the humane treatment for these children and their families, let us remember that Jesus, Mary and Joseph were asylum seekers too. The bottom line for Christians is to ask ourselves what would Jesus do and then do it. "Whatsoever we do to the least of our sisters and brothers, we do to Christ. "
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
|A demonstration to end the practice of detaining immigrant children takes place at the Russell Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Marlena Sloss/The Washington Post)|