Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

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Support Central American Migrants

Take action to ensure members of our shared community are not criminalized, separated from their families, detained in tent cities, and deported to danger.

The Trump administration’s immigration policy is an affront to basic humanitarian principles and human rights values. As we resist this anti-immigrant administration, we need your support in helping people fleeing violence and instability in their home countries and seeking asylum in the United States. Read our suggestions on how to get involved below.

Take direct action

Contact your elected officials to share your concerns about human rights violations in the era of COVID-19, and the ongoing crisis of migrant family separation that was engineered by the Trump administration.

You can also speak out on immigrant rights and family separation by responding to local news articles and op-eds with a letter to the editor (LTE). Learn about how to submit an LTE and get sample content here.

Provide protection

  • Accompaniment: Accompaniment helps stop deportations, reduce bond fees, and keep families together. By centering people’s dignity and choices in a system that takes away dignity and choices, we care for those who are criminalized for their being. Learn more at Love Resists.
  • Learn more about the anti-racist practice for expanded sanctuary, accompaniment, and resistance through the online course, Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves
  • Offer physical or expanded sanctuary: More information can be found at Love Resists and in the Sanctuary Toolkit.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer. Please visit the UU College of Social Justice volunteer page to see the latest opportunities.

Show Solidarity. For ways to help asylum-seekers in your own community and beyond, please see this list, compiled by Love Resists.

Additional resources

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