Pax Christi USA joins with all those who are heart-sick in hearing of the Supreme Court decision in the US v Texas case. It stands as a clear example that common sense along with freedom from the fear of being in detention and deportation is not quite as important as political partisanship.
As faith leaders, we have worked tirelessly to ‘welcome the stranger’ among us and to live the Gospel mandate ‘whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to me.’ Today we re-commit ourselves and our membership to continue examining our flawed, inhuman and unjust Immigration system and to seek out its root causes.
Granting a just and effective path to citizenship, offering temporary work permits and keeping families together to those who are contributing not only to the US economy, but to the rich diversity of our local communities is the least we can offer 6 million people who have suffered too much already for wanting to live without fear and in peace.
Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, Executive Director
Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN