Detention Conditions for Children

Evangelical leaders sent a letter to the White House and Congressional leaders, expressing concerns about the wellbeing of children and families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The letter begins:

We are deeply troubled by reports of inhumane conditions for children in the custody of the federal government.

As evangelical Christians, we believe that all people – regardless of their country of origin or legal status – are made in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. Overcrowded and unsanitary conditions are inappropriate for anyone in detention, but particularly for children, who are uniquely vulnerable. Jesus reserves some of his strongest words of judgment for those who subject children to harm.

Read the rest of this letter from evangelical leaders to the White House and Congress here.

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