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Letter to Biden: Communities Not Cages

In the midst of a holy season for many, more than 800 faith leaders across religious and spiritual traditions sent a letter to President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to take immediate action towards ending immigration detention, beginning by closing ten detention centers in 2021.

“In many of our sacred texts, migration stories are foundational in developing a moral framework that includes the right to move and live freely, be welcomed, and find belonging. We are morally compelled to seek ways to dramatically reduce all forms of incarceration in favor of systems of help, community support and non-carceral solutions.”

See the full letter here.