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 By Fabiosa
Donald Trump is getting a lot of backlash from the religious community for his problematic zero-tolerance immigration policy.
The policy is tearing families apart
Recall that just last month, in May, the Trump initiated clamp-down on undocumented immigrants was announced.
An immigrant father committed suicide after his child was taken— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) June 13, 2018
A baby ripped from her mother’s arms while breastfeeding…is then handcuffed@realDonaldTrump @jeffsessions—They see these reports. They could end this evil now
But they couldn't care lesshttps://t.co/7q6ka5TlNZ
Every time @realDonaldTrump and Jeff Sessions take an immigrant child from their parents, the stain on America grows. Yesterday I joined several colleagues on a bill that would bring an immediate end to this immoral policy. https://t.co/WFkXeBxLDC— Jeff Merkley (@JeffMerkley) June 13, 2018
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.
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.
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."