As a person of faith, I believe in protecting the God-given dignity of every human being, including in regards to those seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. It is not a crime to seek asylum.
Consequently, I urge you to defund the existing “Remain in Mexico” policy and require that Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Justice permit asylum seekers presenting themselves at the U.S.-Mexico border with the opportunity to wait in the United States for the adjudication of their asylum claims.
As you work towards rescinding the “Remain in Mexico” policy, please also remember that all families, including families seeking asylum, deserve to have the opportunity to stay and grow together.
I join fellow members of the Ignatian Solidarity Network in asking that you act in the spirit of human dignity and revoke the “Remain in Mexico” policy without delay.
[NOTE: This message will adjust to each member of Congress. For U.S. House members who are co-sponsoring H.R. 2662, the Asylum Seeker Protection Act, it will send a prepare a message thanking them and encouraging further efforts.]