Allied Communities of Tarrant (ACT) Urges Protections for Central American Children at the Border
With 52 thousands of Central American children currently detained at the Texas-Mexico border, religious leaders of Allied Communities of Tarrant (ACT) banded together to call on their Congressional representatives to protect all the legal protections made available for such kids in 2008.
One parishioner, Lorena Hattarki, shared her story as a young girl fleeing cartel violence in Colombia decades prior: “My experience was very different… When I got off the plane, no one was there to say, ‘Get out. Go back.’”
She was joined by clergy from Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and Lutheran clergy who echoed her call for mercy at the border.
Interfaith Group Urges Lawmakers to Protect Border Kids, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [pdf]