“How many of the poor are trampled on in our day! . . . Among them, I cannot fail to include the migrants and refugees who continue to knock at the door of nations that enjoy greater prosperity.”
June 26, 2019
In recent weeks, the relentless news cycle has shown the world the darkness that is ever-prevalent in our immigration system.
Immigrant children, adults, and families are suffering. Deaths at our border and in immigration custody, human rights abuses in immigration detention centers across the country, the fear inflicted by threats of wide-spread immigration raids in our cities, the systematic denial of asylum at our border for some of the world’s most vulnerable people—none of this upholds the inherent dignity of each and every human being.
As people of faith, we are a light in the darkness. We keep watch, we do not turn away, we unite in prayer and action for those who migrate.