It's "Immoral, Harmful, And Unjust"! Catholic Church Leaders In The U.S. Call Out Trump's Disturbing Immigration Policy

June 14, 2018 16:57

Donald Trump is getting a lot of backlash from the religious community for his problematic zero-tolerance immigration policy.


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The policy is tearing families apart

Recall that just last month, in May, the Trump initiated clamp-down on undocumented immigrants was announced.

The policy was hailed by some Americans for reducing the number of illegal crossings into the country, but since it began, no less than 500 children have been separated from their parents.

Backlash from the church

Expectedly, the policy has been called out by civil rights groups, despite the rallying support it has received. And the religious community has begun to speak out too against its disturbing effects.


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Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, who presides over the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said emphatically that separating babies from their mothers is an immoral act.

Divided opinions

This statement comes after another emphatic stand made by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston. O'Malley called Trump's immigration stance "harmful and unjust."


In spite of all this push back, many top Trump supporters, including big time senator, Jeff Sessions, continue to praise the policy as "virtuous."

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