The June 21st vigil in Winchester’s Town Common at 7 pm is still on.
While our President did sign an Executive Order entitled Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation, there are still many questions. The Executive Order now states “it is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.”
While some progress may have been made, neither the short term or long term impact of the Executive Order are clear.
What will happen to the 2300 children already separated from their families?
Will families seeking asylum instead be detained as a family unit?
Is the Executive Order contingent on the passage of Congressional legislation and what happens if legislation does not pass?
What legal protections, if any, are available to these families under this new Executive Order?
So, let’s still come together this Thursday night because immigrant families are still in need!
Learn how you can support immigrant families in crisis and organizations you can support that are assisting immigrant families. Download pdf.
The Vigil is organized by The Parish of the Epiphany, the Winchester Unitarian Society, and the Winchester Multicultural Network.