Funerals Held for Haitians Who Died in Mexico While Waiting for U.S. to Hear Asylum Claims
140 organizations including multiple Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) members send letter to Congress to end Title 42 legislation.
People of faith join the Haitian Bridge Alliance and other directly impacted groups in crying out for an end to Title 42 and white supremacy in all its forms–from direct acts of hateful extremism to policies that exclude and kill. This outcry was echoed in a letter delivered to Congress last week condemning Title 42 and racist ideologies fueling violence against Black people and immigrants of color, signed by 140 organizations including multiple Interfaith Immigration Coalition members.
The member organizations of the IIC urge Congress and the administration to recognize the devastating impact of white supremacy on public opinion and public policy. They must take a bold stand against the anti-Blackness in our nation’s asylum system and put an immediate end to Title 42.
“Our hearts are saddened by the preventable and tragic deaths of Jocelyn Anselme and Calory Archange in Tijuana. It did not have to be this way,” stated Rev. Kendal L. McBroom, Director of Civil and Human Rights, The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. “We are frustrated by the lack of urgency by this Congress and Administration to protect Black lives, whether they be citizens or immigrants. As United Methodists, we hold that all individuals—whether citizens or not—have worth, dignity, inherent value, and rights. We call on Congress and the Biden Administration to end Title 42 and any efforts to make it law.”
The General Board of Church & Society
The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is an agency of the United Methodist Church that engages in social advocacy and action all over the world on issues established by the Church’s Social Principles. It has offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City. Visit the website at www.umcjustice.org
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is made up of over 55 national, faith-based organizations brought together across many theological traditions with a common call to seek just policies that lift up the God-given dignity of every individual. In partnership, we work to protect the rights, dignity, and safety of all refugees and migrants. Follow us on Twitter @interfaithimm