Dr. Bronner’s Stands for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

“Be an engine for positive change—share profits, share talent, share muscle, share voice—give & give, fund & fight!” – Dr. Bronner’s Cosmic Principle #6

Dr. Bronner’s was founded in the U.S. by Emanuel Bronner who, after losing his parents in the Holocaust, promoted a message of love and unity. In what he would call the “Moral ABC,” Emanuel urged us to realize our unity across religious & ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or None!” For Dr. Bronner, the tragic consequences of division were all too real.

Our American workforce here in North County San Diego is predominantly of Mexican ancestry—many are proud immigrants, just as Emanuel Bronner was. As a family and company comprised of immigrants, we are especially troubled by the treatment of immigrants at the U.S. border, especially children and young people, fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Latin America. Separating children from their parents and criminalizing refugees and asylum seekers is immoral and does not reflect our values nor the principles our business is based on.

The recent executive order (June 2018) ending new child separation from their families is a positive step. However, we are troubled by the current administration’s calls to suspend due process and ongoing falsehoods regarding the character of the immigrants detained. We call on the Administration and the Justice Department to end the “zero tolerance” policy and for Congress to pass a fair, humane, and comprehensive immigration policy. We must remember: “We are All-One or None!”

Dr. Bronner’s believes no human being is illegal. To support the reunification of children with their parents and provide ongoing legal support to separated families, Dr. Bronner’s is donating $10,000 to RAICES, a non-profit group that provides legal services to immigrants and refugees. We have also contributed $50,000 this year to Alliance San Diego, which promotes policies and solutions that improve the quality of life in border communities and advocates for immigrant equality. Please join us and contribute today: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/bondfund. 

— David and Michael Bronner on behalf of Dr. Bronner’s 

 

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  • jojowa

    I feel that immigration reform will not work without first reforming our guest worker policy. the majority of illegal aliens are, of course, law abiding, except for the fact that they have crossed the border illegally. unfortunately, a few serious criminals use these hard working people as cover to hide amongst. a more comprehensive guest worker program would end many of these problems.

  • cnn-8a32b54a7c3550ac8dd804defa63990d

    Thank you Dr. Bronner’s for advocating for what is truly American: Doors open! All One! Only makes me love you more.

  • Gabe Meyer

    I’m a proud descendent of legal Mexican immigrants, and I don’t support rewarding illegal immigration. Dr. Bronner soap company didn’t state weather their work force was all legal or not, makes me very suspicious. What’s the difference between refugees, asylum seekers, and regular illegal immigrants? That’s right, anyone can declare to be any of those terms. Say your just a regular illegal and your deported, but say the magic words “refugee, seeking asylum” and BINGO your in. So what do you think an illegal immigrant will say when caught by border patrol? President Trump won’t allow this loophole to be exploited and I support him in that decision. Who I won’t support anymore is this soap company pushing their politics under guise of some moral code, when they misrepresent the facts of the situation to attack their political enemy, the President of the United States.