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Support Refugees and Immigrants

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the Muslim Ban.

Today, we need to show our support for the immigrants and refugees who come to this country seeking a better life.

Below are a few actions you can take today to support immigrants:

1. Donate to or volunteer with our local Catholic Social Services. They are the only Refugee Resettlement organization in the area and have had their funding slashed as a result of Trump’s attacks on refugees. They are still providing vital services to refugees in the area and need your help. Find out more here: https://cssmv.org/

2. Support local organizations working to help detained families. Here are two organizations doing incredible work that could use some support:

ABLE: https://www.gofundme.com/immigration-advocacy-project#stopseparatingfamilies

HOLA Ohio: https://www.gofundme.com/help-detained-ohio-farmworkers

3. Join us on June 30 in Courthouse Sq for a Families Belong Together – Sister Rally: https://www.facebook.com/events/597008927335223/

4. Contact your MOCs today ask them to defund family separation and immigration detention.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: 202-224-2315

Sen. Rob Portman:

Rep. Mike Turner: 202-225-6754

Call Script*

Hello, my name is [NAME] and my address is [ADDRESS]. I’m calling to ask [MOC NAME] to cut funding for family separation and ICE’s abusive immigration detention and deportation system. We must not be complicit in these human rights abuses. U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement must be held accountable for its human rights abuses and you have the power to do so. Our taxpayer dollars should be used to strengthen families and communities, not tear them apart. 

Please stand with your constituents and demand significant cuts to ICE and its efforts to rip families apart, including those lawfully seeking asylum in the U.S. Thank you for your time.

*Call Script comes to us from the National Immigration Justice Center

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