Tearing apart families is not a Jewish value. Deuteronomy teaches, “You should love the foreigner among you – giving him food and clothing.” (Deut. 10:18)
Tearing apart families is not an American value. It goes against our nation’s ideals of welcoming immigrants and accepting the responsibility of providing sanctuary to those fleeing persecution.
This policy is traumatic to children creating life-long detrimental consequences.
Despite the fact that these are Republican led policies, even the President’s wife points out their painful ramifications. The First Lady remarked that she, “Hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform.”
Join Charlotte’s Families Belong Together March and Vigil on Saturday evening, June 30th from 6:30-9:30 pm at First Ward Park. Charlotteans will march from First Ward Park in a route around the city and then return to hold a vigil to demand that we keep families together.
Please Bring Teddy Bears, we will be sending them to the detention centers. This vigil is part of national initiatives with similar gatherings across our country.
This event is hosted by The Latin American Coalition, The Coalition for Cultural Compassion and other organizations and individuals.
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