ARCWP Calls for Compassion and Justice for Migrant Children Suffering from Inhumane and Cruel Treatment

Janice Sevre Duszynska, ARCWP at Demonstration for  Compassionate Care of Migrant Children, September 2019

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) calls for adequate food, water, shelter for all migrant children and for immediate reunification with their families as a humanitarian act of compassion and justice. We oppose all acts of violence and cruelty against our sisters and brothers detained at U.S. detention camps where children sleep in cold cells and are separated from their loving parents. A child held in one of these facilities is reported to have said: “I cannot feel my heart.”

People throughout our country are challenging the failure of our present U.S. policy on immigration that separates children from their parents and incarcerates them in horrific conditions.

ARCWP follows the inclusive teachings of Jesus that “whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you do to me.”We stand with all those who are working tirelessly to end this crisis. We will not be silent.