Sojourners Denounces Decision to Send National Guard to Border

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2018
Media Contact: Jazmine Steele
jsteele@sojo.net|202.681.9766        

Sojourners denounces decision to send the National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border

(WASHINGTON, D.C)— The Trump Administration recently announced plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid Border Patrol agents.  Sojourners stands against this decision, as it is anti-Christian and a false solution to political problems that demand deeper answers.
 
“This decision highlights an anti-immigrant agenda and an obsession with further militarizing the border,” Jessica Cobian, Immigration Campaign Coordinator for Sojourners, said. “Millions of families have already seen an increase on enforcement in their communities. This is wasteful, dangerous, and ineffective.  As people of faith, we plan to continue demanding accountability from Border Patrol agents and encourage better dialogue between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and border communities.” 
 
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Sojourners works to create a future in which Christians put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship, working in partnership with people of other perspectives, for the common good of communities, families, and individuals. 

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