The Northern California Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess deplores the detention of immigrant children and separation from their families. We hold sacred the bonds of kinship. Illuminated by the torch held aloft by Lady Liberty, we affirm the words inscribed at her statue:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
We stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens and other residents of this country in demanding that families be reunited, and that all be released to pursue in our courts the better life they seek in this country.