The ELCA’s strategy to Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) was envisioned after witnessing the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons, including chronic violence, poverty, environmental displacement and lack of opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Visit their website to learn how you and your congregation can be involved.
Call on your elected officials to ensure that all children who have been taken into custody by immigration are accounted for and safe. We know that at least eight children were turned over to human traffickers. See our May 30 & June 20, 2018 Wednesday Prayer to read our response.