“When Pharaoh learned of the matter, he sought to kill Moses; but Moses fled from Pharaoh. He arrived in the land of Midian, and sat down beside a well.” (Exodus 2:15)
Like many of our ancestors, both biblical and historical, Moses flees persecution to seek a place of safe refuge. The Trump administration is proposing new rules to make it harder to receive asylum or to work while an asylum request is being considered. Per federal law, these rules are open to public comment. Use this form to register your disapproval of these rules as immoral, unnecessary, and inconsistent with American values.
If you want to read up a bit on the rules before commenting, the best summary we have found is at the top of page two of this timeline from Immigrant Justice. This article from the Portland (Maine) Press Herald lays out some of the ramifications in a little more detail.
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