Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m.
First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N. Second Street, Phoenix
sponsored by the Phoenix Restoration Project
Children reportedly are being separated from their parents and taken to separate detention facilities when they cross the U.S. border seeking refugee status! Reportedly, parents are unable to find out where their children are. We are not talking about people who are surreptitiously entering the U.S. illegally; these are people fleeing harsh conditions and repression in their own countries who are seeking legal refugee status in the U.S.
Public outrage over the escalation of anti-immigrant policy in the United States has grown in the last year. At the U.S. border, hundreds of children have been separated from their parents, who often receive no information about where the children will go.
Intended as a deterrent to unauthorized migrants and asylum seekers, this inhumane practice must end!
The separation of migrant families is not well understood even by people who want to advocate for a more just immigration policy. Recent stories of"missing" migrant children, a situation widely publicized and widely misunderstood, have omplicated matters even further.
Fact-based discussion of the assault on migrant families is a necessary foundation for effective community responses to the recent practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.
Hear the perspective of immigrationlawyers and other experts. Bring your questions, and be part of this important community conversation.
PAZ is providing water on site for the vigil and a list of names of people impacted by ICE deportation.
First Church suggested attaching blue pinwheels to the gate at ICE. Blue pinwheels are the symbol of Child Abuse Prevention and they are providing the pinwheels. First Church also has a bullhorn and votive candles.
Shadow Rock will provide a handout with instructions and words to the song we will sing honoring the families.
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This will be THE place to get the facts and figure out what can and should be done.