In response to the noticeable increase of Central American newly arrived migrant families and children, we began a quest to campaign to deepen our knowledge into the root causes of migration from Guatemala and Honduras. the Northern Triangle countries. As people of faith we have a responsibility to respond to those who come seeking safety and the well-being of their families.
Since 2016, we have co-led six faith delegations to Honduras who have deepened our understanding of the root causes of migration from the region: regional inequality, militarism, discrimination, climate change, national and global economic and political policies which displace and impoverish. We must address the root causes that are connected to US policy and its complicity in the forces driving them out.
Read our report and recommendations from the most recent delegation.
2019 Delegation Report: US Responsibility and Roadmap for Change
Root Causes Delegation Blog
Actions you can take:
Urge your Member in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act H.R. 1945 (see list here). The Act calls for suspension of all U.S. security aid to Honduras. Congressional Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. When you call your Representative’s office, ask to speak to the foreign policy aide. Get more info on the Berta Caceres Bill: https://www.solidaritycollective.org/bertacaceresact
Provide international solidarity to Honduras communities who are fighting for the right to stay home by defending their communities, water and land. Given the undue influence the U.S. government has in Honduras, it is the responsibility of the U.S. solidarity and faith community to speak out against the ongoing criminalization of human rights and environmental protectors, such as the Guapinol 32.