Upholding human rights of migrants

Published: 3/14/2022 10:20:45 PM
Modified: 3/14/2022 10:20:32 PM

Mt. Toby Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) is writing to express our dismay at the Biden administration's decision to expand the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and to deploy these rules, along with Title 42 of the U.S public health law, in order to turn away people seeking safety in the United States. This deadly program cannot be implemented safely, humanely, or in compliance with U.S. law and international protocols under the Geneva Convention.  

As Quakers, our opposition to these policies is rooted both in our belief that there is that of the sacred in everyone, and in our spiritual leading to uphold the inherent value of every human being. We are committed to building a world without violence, where all people are treated with respect. We believe that the human rights of all migrants should be upheld and that they should be treated with dignity and compassion.  

We urge the administration to terminate these harmful, illegal policies and to ensure that people fleeing persecution and torture can request asylum and other protections at the border, including ports of entry.  

Susan Conger

Mt. Toby Monthly Meeting in Leverett


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