What we can do about child detention and family separation at the US/Mexico border

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Rev. Jack Amick, Director of UMC Global Migration, recently wrote "(N)ews from the U.S. border that children are being held at government processing centers in unsanitary conditions is appalling…Such practices are inconsistent with basic humanity & Christian principles of welcoming our neighbor and caring for 'the least of these'."

Thank you to everyone at St. Mark’s who made it possible for us to purchase items, put together and send 91 hygiene kits to those in need at the border. In the last three months, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has delivered 46,128 hygiene kits to six church-run transitional shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border and given grants valued at $294,345 to fill gaps in capacity at these shelters. UMCOR is also supporting free or low-cost immigration legal services to migrants. Here are three suggested ways we might engage, respond and support these efforts:

1. Financially contribute to UMCOR via global migration Advance (#3022144) or by check to St. Mark's with UMCOR-refugee on the memo line.

2. Send letters to policy makers. Click for more info.