Join leaders of OTOC, Sisters of Mercy, Servants of Mary, Notre Dame Sisters and several community organizations on Thursday, September 1 from Noon to 12:45 PM at 7126 Pacific (outside offices of Rep. Brad Ashford) to kickoff a campaign to end the indefinite detention of Central American women and children who are seeking asylum. There are more humane and cost effective ways for these women and children to live while their asylum cases are being evaluated and decided by a judge.
“Crossing the border to ask for asylum is not a crime!”
When: Thursday, September 1, 12:00 Noon
Where: outside the Office of Rep. Brad Ashford
7126 Pacific Street
What: Meet at Noon for an overview of the situation
- Press Briefing at 12:15 pm with stories by recent visitors to the Dilley, Texas Family Dention Center
- Visit Rep.Ashford’s Office at 12:30 pm
- and finish by 12:45 pm
OTOC will ask Congressmen Brad Ashford and Jeff Fortenberry, Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse to to end the practice of holding some Central American women and children who are seeking asylum in long term detention facilities. Local organizations and faith leaders will kick off this education process so that our members of Congress know they must work with us to end this costly and inhumane detention of women and children who are seeking asylum.
To carpool contact Cheri Cody.