Love, Not Lock Ups
Our faiths tell us that children are blessings to be loved and cherished, not locked up. Immigrant children’s rights matter but are sadly trampled under the current administration. Affirming minors’ value and vulnerability, Bridges Faith Initiative works to end family separations and the practice of detaining and deporting minors. We advocate for policies that serve the best interest of immigrant children, including family reunification and release to qualified family members regardless of those sponsors’ immigration status. Sending one’s child to another country to escape dangers at home is a desperate, last ditch act of hope, so we seek specific protections for unaccompanied minors.
At Bridges, we look to bolster immigrant children and youth’s rights in the following three areas.