NaLEC is convinced that as evangelicals we cannot abandon our responsibility and Christian leadership in protecting the most vulnerable by denying trafficked and migrating children meaningful care. The REFUGIO campaign is dedicated to providing compassionate service and advocacy for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving to the Southwest border of the United States and beyond. REFUGIO is based on the Biblical imperative of hospitality and care for the widow, orphan, and stranger.
The Refugio campaign is based on the principles of dignity, respect, and love for children - all of whom are created in the image of God.
Endorse the Refugio Advocacy campaign's principles to ensure that these unaccompanied minors receive humane treatment, appropriate legal representation, and advocates Biblical principles for legislation that will address the root causes of this crisis.
Partner with the Alianza Evangélica Latina and other allies in Latin America to call for governments in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua to provide better security against the increased gang-violence while providing better promises of education for these children.
Advocate for US foreign policy that comprehensively addresses through aid and sustainable development some of the root causes of economic disenfranchisement.
Advocate for stronger laws against human-trafficking and exploitive practices of "coyotes" in the most adversely sending countries.