November 26, 2019
Earlier this month, our Executive Director Jill Stoltzfus represented AJS in Washington D.C., as leaders from across the country gathered to discuss the future of immigration.
In an event organized by the National Immigration Forum and the Evangelical Immigration Table, faith leaders, business leaders, and law enforcement discussed how to respond to immigration with compassion and justice. Jill participated in a panel about the root causes of Central America migration.
She had the opportunity to share about how violence and corruption have created instability and insecurity for Hondurans, especially for the most poor and vulnerable.
AJS’s work to strengthen government systems is crucial in making an impact in Hondurans’ access to safety, justice, and a life full of opportunities.
Jill also met with congressional offices to advocate for U.S. policies that are informed by the realities in Central America. In these meetings, she and other faith leaders discussed migration’s push factors, as well as the impact of U.S. aid in Honduras. The Executive Branch’s recent decision to cut aid to Honduras hinders AJS’s ability to work for peace and transparency, and we are advocating for the restoration of aid to Honduras as promptly as possible.
While Central American migration continues to be at the forefront of U.S. news and politics, AJS stands firm in our commitment to building a stronger society in Honduras – one that allows safe communities and bright futures.