“Mother’s Day is a time for families to be together,” Johana Bencomo, director of organizing with a Faith in Action federation in New Mexico said in the May 7 press release. “Because of this administration’s unchecked anti-immigrant policies and enforcement tactics and priorities, there will be countless empty seats at dinner tables this Mother’s Day. Too many children will be missing their mothers, grandmothers, and other family members.”
The three women, Vicky Chavez, Martha Lorena Rivera and Juana Tobar, are living at First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah; Holy Cross Retreat Center in New Mexico; and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, respectively. They will be joined by faith leaders on the call, which is hosted by Church World Service and a program of Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network) called LA RED.
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