California bishops issue call to assist Central American refugees

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With wait times projected to last for months, many are forced to live in shelters where food is scarce, and privacy is non-existent, and some become sick.When large numbers of people cross borders to flee persecution, war, and disaster, they are considered refugees in the world’s eyes, and many nations build refugee camps or absorb migrating people, helping families to resettle and educate the children. Presently, U.S. immigration officials admit 40-100 asylum seekers into California each day, recognizing the credible fear of danger and death if migrants return to their home nations. These young families tell stories of death threats and kidnapping threats to them and their children.As Christians during the season of Advent, we recognize the ancient echo of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, when Mary and Joseph hid the infant Jesus from the murderous Herod. We also recognize our obligation to help the oppressed and the homeless. We urge our fellow Episcopalians to appeal to government officials to speed up the processing of asylum seekers and to provide adequate shelters and legal assistance in the U.S. for recent immigrants.We also encourage our fellow Episcopalians to work locally to provide shelter, legal aid, material support, and advocacy for asylum seekers. One way to help is to donate to organizations such as Al Otro Lado, which connects immigrants with medical and legal services, and San Diego Rapid Response Network, which provides temporary shelter and travel assistance to asylum seekers.Let’s work together to create a more compassionate immigration system and to alleviate the suffering of our neighbors.Episcopal Public Policy Network of California Signed in Cooperation,The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop, Diocese of CaliforniaThe Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, Bishop, Diocese of Northern CaliforniaThe Rt. Rev. John Taylor, Bishop, Diocese of Los AngelesThe Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Los AngelesThe Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, Bishop, Diocese of El Camino RealThe Rt. Rev. David Rice, Bishop, The Diocese of San JoaquinThe Rt. Rev. 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Local stores support one another on Small Business Saturday

first_imgBoth stores said it was scary to lock down and did not know what to expect. Mabel D.Orr said it had to adjust to online shopping and create more of a presence on social media. The store owners, Heidi Weeks and Sherry Eaton, are also good friends in real life and support one another by encouraging people to stop by each other’s stores, even handing out coupons for each other’s businesses. (WBNG) — Today was Small Business Saturday and local stores said they were thrilled with the turnout in the morning. Heidi Weeks said of her store, Mabel D. Orr, “When we first locked down, it was very scary. I hustled with getting online. I was hustling with a curbside delivery people were supportive. But with things spiking I’ve seen less people.” Now, since reopening, they say they feel a strong community presence and that residents have been supportive. But they add that spikes are still hard for certain residents who may feel nervous to shop.center_img This year’s Small Business Saturday is important, the stores say, as local shops took a hit earlier this year when they had to close due to the pandemic. Both stores say they take health measures seriously and enforce mask-wearing, using hand sanitizer, and socially distancing. Mabel D. Orr adds that people can even sign up for private shopping appointments if they would like to. Mabel D.Orr and Garland Gallery are business neighbors on Washington St., but they are also supportive of one another, especially today on Small Business Saturday.last_img read more