We, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, oppose and condemn the unjust implementation of the “zero tolerance” immigration policies. Our values and the Gospel of Jesus Christ impel us to reject completely any policy that ignores and defiles the dignity of the human person and uses the most vulnerable among us for political purposes.
We join our voices and our concerns with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Catholic Health Association, and many other organizations, denominations, and faith and civic leaders in condemning this policy. We urge members of the United States Congress to act immediately to halt the unjust, immoral and unconscionable implementation of this policy.
“What you do to the least of these, you do to me” (Matthew 25:40).