July 18, 2019

Statement from Archbishop Thompson on the immigration enforcement raids

Like many of our bishops, I am troubled by the immigration enforcement raids that recently took place.

These raids separate families, and in many cases, cause trauma and suffering to children, who are already in an extremely vulnerable state.

Our Gospel values call us to welcome the least of our brothers and sisters—especially those who are fleeing to save their lives and find safety from untenable situations. We must treat these individuals with compassion and dignity.

I, along with my fellow bishops, encourage President Trump and members of Congress to set aside their differences and work for humane immigration reform.

And as disciples of Christ, I ask that we all continue to pray for a just solution to this humanitarian crisis.

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