"The Rev. Beth Chronister of the University Unitarian Church, said, 'Building a youth jail to lock up children who are often the most affected by systemic injustice denies the inherent worth and dignity of these children at a critical juncture in their life and development.' ... See MoreSee Less
SEATTLE - Seattle police broke up a protest of clergy opposed to a new King County youth jail on Friday morning and made several arrests.The protesters locked themselves to steel beams at the construction site, bringing work to a halt there.The arrests cam
You might have heard about a caravan of folks who are traveling from Central America, through Mexico, seeking asylum in the United States. Many of those on the caravan are specifically fleeing violence in Honduras, brought on by a political system and politicians supported by the U.S. government.
Militia groups, minutemen, and other varieties of white supremacists are using online spaces to threaten this group with violence -- and are seeking to turn those online threats into offline reality. President Trump has also deployed the National Guard to the border -- further militarizing that area in order to harass, intimidate, and threaten those who are seeking refuge here.
We've been asked to support their journey in a variety of ways. We believe our "showing up" in this moment is not only the right thing to do, but it's a direct response to President Trump's attempts to shut out these courageous migrants.
If you're interested in supporting those seeking asylum, there are many ways to do so -- from helping out financially to serving as a sponsor for an individual or a family.
Neta The refugee caravan traversing Mexico carries onward to defend the dignity of all immigrants and the right to asylum for refugees. It is still 600 people strong making its the way to the U.S.
This video is the third dispatch directly from the caravan as part of our partnership with Pueblo Sin Fronteras to place storytelling directly in the hands of migrants. goo.gl/6MWRkz... See MoreSee Less