Catholic Extension issues statement on mistreatment of migrants in El Paso

Religion News Service | 12/28/2018 | Staff
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In the last few days, the U.S. government has given a new interpretation to the meaning of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty for migrants entering our country, seeking legal asylum under U.S. law. After being held for days in detention with little to eat or drink and insufficient medical attention, these people are abandoned in the middle of the night on the streets of El Paso.

Over Christmas, hundreds of people, who entered the United States through legal channels, were transported to the middle of the city and released to fend for themselves—exhausted, hungry, penniless, homeless and without support. This treatment is a travesty and does not represent what Lady Liberty stands for.

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We are thankful that in this hour of need another “lady” has stepped in to help: Holy Mother Church.

Catholic Extension has long supported Catholic ministries at the border, including those in the Diocese of El Paso, that are working around the clock to welcome and offer hospitality to migrants by providing food, shelter, comfort, and advocacy. Now more than ever, with record numbers of people coming, these ministries are critical.

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Many of these people arrive with their families, having traveled for weeks with young children in tow, sometimes carrying them along the way. When they arrive, they need us. They need us, the Church, to affirm their humanity and ours.

Today more than 500 people...
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