MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) is urging us to email our senators and congressperson to urge them to include legislation to halt deportations during this time of sheltering in place. Several of those deported have tested positive upon arrival in their originating nations, leading to increased spreading of the virus.
In addition, the threat of deportation works directly against any efforts to build trust in health systems. Some who fear deportation are waiting too long to seek treatment and are not surviving when they do.
Please take a few minutes to read the MCC articles and use the links provided to advocate for deportation halting to be included with the next COVID bill Congress authorizes.