Statement on Reports of Upcoming Raids

July 11, 2019

The Episcopal Church remains concerned about the reports of upcoming large-scale raids in communities around the U.S. These reports are already creating fear and uncertainty in the lives of people in our churches and in our communities. If these raids are carried out, it will cause long-term and devastating impacts for family units and communities. 

As followers of Jesus, we are committed to supporting policies that are humane, sensible, and that uplift our communities, rather than creating chaos and division. The Episcopal Church urges that Congress pass long term immigration reform that offers undocumented persons a pathway to citizenship and would be a real and humane solution for immigrant families. 

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