Who sings the babies lullabies at night?  Who comforts the toddlers and preschoolers when they wake up in the middle of the night?  Who listens to the elementary, middle and high school children express their fears and sadness?

Who is reading to the children, playing with the older kids, listening to them, encouraging them and loving them?

What about the children with special needs?  What about the children who are regressing because of the stress they have been put through at the hands of this Administration?

Some of these families have been separated by thousands of miles.  There are parents in Washington, children in Texas; parents in Texas and children in New York, Arizona and California.

And some parents have been deported while their children remain in the United States – worlds apart with no way of knowing when – or if – they will see each other again.

We would never allow this to be done to our own children.

Every single one of these children is somebody’s Baby Mine, someone’s Mijo and Mija.

We must not allow this to be done to anyone’s child.

This is evil, this is inhumane, it is wrong and it is un-American.

Please be their voice today.

While we are praising God that the Trump Administration has ended its practice of separating children from their families at our nation’s southern border, there are more than 2,000 children who have been separated from their families who remain separated with no timeline to reunite these families.

Today is the first day of summer and the day of the year in the northern hemisphere when the sun shines the latest and longest.

Today, shine the light on the Trump Administration’s policies and make phone calls to demand that these families be reunited immediately.

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16)

The Trump Administration has broken these families up and now the Trump Administration must take ownership for its actions and take immediate steps to reunite these families.  This administration must ensure that all children and families who need counseling receive it.  Further, it must ensure that no children have been harmed while they have been in the custody of the United States government.  Congress must hold hearings to determine how this policy was allowed to be enacted and it must hear from the victims, families, administration officials and ensure that this doesn’t happen again.

And the Trump Administration must provide a full accounting of each and every child along with a paper trail showing that each child has been reunited with his or her family, including those families in which the caregiver has already been deported without their children.

Will you Be Their Voice?

It is easy and it will not take more than an hour for you to make seven critical phone calls.  There is a sample script for you to use below, or you can write a brief outline of what you want to say when you call these offices.

You will likely reach a receptionist, intern or staff assistant processing calls.  They will not have a lot of time to speak with you and they may be stressed or short with you, but don’t take it personally.

Stay calm and don’t get angry or upset with the person who is answering the phone.  Be polite, respectful and courteous in speaking with them and thank them for sharing your views with their boss.

1 – Call your Congressional Representative. If you know who your congressional representative is, you can look up their contact info here.  To determine who your representative is by your street address/zip code, search here.

2 and 3 – Call your two United States Senators.  You can find your US Senators’ contact information here.

4 – Call the White House Comments Line at

202-456-1111.

5 – Call the Department of Homeland Security Comments Line at 202-282-8495

6 – Call the Department of Health and Human Services Comments Line at 877-696-6775

7 – Call the Department of State Comments Line at  202-647-6575  

“Hi.  My name is _____________________ and I am calling to express my concern about the more than 2,000 children who remain separated from their families at our southern border.

I am opposed to this policy and I am calling to ask your office to take a stand against this policy to protect the innocent children who are being subjected to what experts are calling unacceptable abuse and a violation of human rights.  There are concerns that parents may never be reunited with their children, especially those who have been deported without their children.  Also, there are concerns that these children and their families will suffer short and long term physical and mental health challenges because of this Administration’s actions.

These children must be reunited with their families immediately.

I believe that our government must do the following immediately:

1 – Immediately reunite all families and children who are currently housed in detention centers and shelter facilities across the United States.

2 – Determine if any parents have been deported without their children and immediately communicate with these parents and initiate reunification proceedings immediately.

3 – Provide mental health counseling to all affected families to assist them in these processes.

4 – Prepare a full accounting to demonstrate that the Trump Administration has reunited all families and assurances that every single child has been reunited with his or her parents.

5 – Hold Congressional Hearings to investigate how and why this travesty happened, to hear testimony from victims and those who oversaw this policy and to ensure that this never happens again in the United States of America.

Thank you for communicating my views and concerns with other members of your office.  Thank you for your time.”

We must be their voice.  There are more than 2,000 children and their families who need us – all of us – to speak up for them.

If this happened to your child and to your family, what would you want others to do for you?

Let us be the light in this dark world and may God use us as the hands and feet of Jesus.

Jesus taught His followers the Parable of the Lost Sheep.  He used this story about a shepherd’s love for his sheep and how if even one sheep were lost, the shepherd would go looking for that sheep.

It is a parable about God’s love for us and how He searches for us and seeks to save that which is lost.

It is also a very practical story with a real-life application.

If this were your child, you would go to the ends of the earth to find your son or daughter.

You would not rest until they were safely returned to you.

We must demand and insist on the same treatment for all children.

Our government has separated these children from their families and it is the responsibility and duty of our government to locate and account for each and every child, to return every single child to their families, to reunite all children with their families – including those families whose parents have already been deported while their children remained in US custody, to provide a full accounting demonstrating that all children and families have been reunited and to hold congressional hearings to obtain testimony and reports to determine how this travesty happened and to ensure that this type of human rights abuse never happens again.

“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.” (Matt. 18:12-14)

Please Be Their Voice.

Ser Su Voz.

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