DAI Calls on President, Congress to Defend Legal Protections of Unaccompanied Kids

In defiance of legislative efforts to denude the Trafficking Victims Act of 2008 of legal protections for unaccompanied minors, Dallas Area Interfaith congregations and bishops called on the White House and Congress to do the opposite: to ensure legal protections for children arriving on our border and stop speed processing of children through immigration courts.

Clergy assert that fast deportations are not the answer. "We're talking about whether we're going to stand at the border and tell children who are fleeing a burning building to go back inside, said Rabbi Asher Knight of Temple Emanu-El and DAI.

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