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Letter to Homeland Security: Release Vulnerable Detainees

Letter to Homeland Safety: Launch Weak Detainees

I do know a Pastor who has been in detention for seven months.

He’s a Dreamer who made a minor error at 18 years outdated when he travelled exterior the nation pondering that he had permission. He has kidney points, and, like numerous different detainees, he sees the novel coronavirus coming for him like a freight practice. Weare inviting folks of religion to assist us do one thing in regards to the avoidable devastation that threatens our prisons and detention facilities throughout this COVID-19 disaster.

Please learn the letter under to Homeland Safety Performing Secretary Chad F. Wolf and take into account signing in addition to speaking to your Congressional Representatives about it. To have your signature added, you’ll be able to e mail Alexia at [email protected]

Sheltering in place could hold us aside, nevertheless it doesn’t must hold us from coming collectively on behalf of justice for probably the most weak. Will you be part of us?

Expensive Mr. Wolf:

We’re writing as Christian leaders throughout the nation involved about our weak brothers and sisters who’re residing in detention facilities the place Coronavirus protections and remedy are tough to acquire. Lots of them don’t signify any menace to public security; their solely offenses had been entry or re-entry with out immigration documentation. They don’t deserve a possible loss of life sentence.

We’re asking you to develop the alternatives for alternate options to detention. We’re significantly requesting the humanitarian launch of aged detainees and people with underlying well being situations. We provide the sources of our ministries and denominational constructions for use in collaboration with non-profit organizations and public officers to search out placement for these people and households with sponsors, momentary shelter and primary companies.

Blessed are the merciful for they are going to be proven mercy. (Matthew 5:7)

In Christs identify,

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero,President – Nationwide Latino Evangelical Coalition

Rev. Luis Corts, Jr.,President Esperanza

Sr. Norma Pimentel,Catholic Charities,Rio Grande Valley

Rev. Carlos L. Malave,Government Director,Christian Church buildings Collectively within the USA

Rev. Ruben N. Ortiz,Latino Area Coordinator,Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Rev. Andres Serrano,Director Hispanic Ministries,Reformed Church of America

Pr. Salvador Orellana,Director of Intercultural Ministries,American Baptist Church buildings

Rev. Ruben Duran,Director for Congregational Vitality,Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Lori Tapia,Nationwide Pastor for Hispanic Ministries,Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Fr. Antonio Guillen,Missioner, Latino/Hispanic Ministries and Director, Ethnic Ministries| The Episcopal Church

Rev. Roberto Ochoa,Affiliate for Congregations of Shade &,Ethnic Recognized CongregationsUnited Church of Christ

Marco A. Grimaldo,Deputy Director of Church Relations,Bread for the World

Dr. Fernando Cascante,Government Director,Asociacin para la Educacin Teolgica Hispana(AETH),Director of The Justo Middle

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier,Coordinator of Relations with Entities of ,Theological Training, AETH

Vince Gonzales,Mitigation Specialist,Nationwide Chief United Methodist Church

Rev. Ismael Ruiz-Milln,Director, Hispanic Home of Research,Duke Divinity College

Dr. Edwin David Aponte,Government Director, Louisville Institute

Rev. Efrain Pineda Jr.,Congreso Purple & Vida Church,Founder & Lead Pastor

Iris de Len-Hartshorn,Affiliate Government Director of Operations,Mennonite Church USA

Rev. Michael Mata,First Church of the Nazarene,Los Angeles

Rev. Lee de Leon,Government Pastor, Templo Calvario,Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Robert Chao Romero,Assistant Professor Csar E. Chvez Divisionof Chicana and Chicano Research UCLA

Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra,Matthew 25 and Assistant Professor of Intercultural ResearchFuller Theological Seminary



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