Dear fellow human,
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
BE HUMAN, STL is a community effort of your local bars and restaurants to raise funds, awareness, and response for the human rights abuses of immigrants and refugees on the US-Mexico border and around the country.
Persons fleeing persecution in their home countries are entitled to legal protection under U.S. immigration law and international human rights treaties. Yet at the moment, many Central American refugees seeking asylum in this country are being denied entry, and are often detained for weeks or months at the border. News reports have detailed how these refugees — who have fled gang and domestic violence in their home countries — are treated like criminals upon their arrival to the U.S. Thousands have been crammed into prison-like border centers, where they are subjected to physical and mental abuse and denied access to basic needs such as sleep, showers, restrooms, food and clean water. Families have been separated from each other, and to this day many children at the border have not yet been reunited with their parents.
BE HUMAN, STL urges you to take notice of these atrocities on our border and to support organizations that are fighting for refugees lawfully seeking asylum in the U.S. Together, we must stand up for those in need and BE HUMAN.
In the month of November you can show your support by simply dining/drinking at the participating establishments in St. Louis. These venues pledged to donate up to 5% of net November sales to RAICES and the MICA Project — two non profits providing legal support to refugees and unaccompanied minors on the border and in St. Louis.
BE HUMAN, STL also asks that you take time to read and learn about this issue. If we speak out together, our voices have a better chance of being heard.
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