Dare to Care - February 24th 2023

Sustainable Development in Haiti: Advocating in the U.S. for Haiti

Beyond Borders and Members of the AM Province have been advocating for Haiti with the US Government in a number of ways:

In October, we took part in a peaceful demonstration outside the White House which was endorsed by over 100 non-profit, faith-based and diaspora organizations.  The protest called on US policy makers to let Haitians choose their own leaders and to stand in solidarity with the Haitian people who are calling for a peaceful, democratic, Haitian led solution to the country’s multiple crises.  Click here for more information.

In January, the AMSSND, along with Beyond Borders and 134 other organizations signed a letter to the White House calling for an end to deportations of Haitians who are ineligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the U.S. Haiti automatically detains deportees upon reentry, and they face deplorable and unsafe conditions in the detention centers that have resulted in some deaths. 

Promoting Justice for Immigrants: Villa Assumpta and Immigrants

Working with AWE (Asylee Women Enterprise) Baltimore, Villa Assumpta, Baltimore has hosted asylees in the former Caretaker’s house on the property for years.  At the present time, a Ukrainian woman and her two children, ages 9 and 13, reside there. Both children are in school and are doing well. 

Take the Lenten migration advocacy challenge. Sign up at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. You will receive emails at least once a week inviting you to pray, learn, reflect, and take action. 

Ending Human Trafficking: Human traffickers and online gaming

Online games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, and Call of Duty are not in the business of human trafficking.  They do, however, serve as conduits for traffickers to gain access to children and teens.  To help prevent these tools from being used against children, check out the App Guides at BraveParenting.org. Keep the children in your life safe while enjoying video games.

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