Rev. Dr. Charles N. Davidson: A Summons to a Nationwide Citizens’ Mobilization to Free and Unite Migrant and Refugee Children and Families

Vox Populi

The crucial moment has arrived amid the immigration crisis inflaming the nation—the time for citizens from cities, townships, and hamlets across the land to answer the clarion call to take swift action.

With unrelenting resolve, we the people must unite in an urgent mobilization to free immigrant refugee children and families from the egregious and compulsory separations forced upon them at border crossings and in federal, regional, and local detention centers, jails and prisons.

What we are witnessing before our collective American eyes is a cunningly calculated human catastrophe. The harsh hand of President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department, Homeland Security, and ICE, has tightened the screws and fastened the bolts of an authoritarian assault upon tens of thousands of defenseless persons, including children who are totally powerless before the might of the state.

Fleeing the perils of political carnage, drug wars, persecutions, domestic violence, poverty…

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