A Plea to our President and
Members of Congress
Statement Related to the Border Crisis

Reports of severely neglected children who have been separated from their parents and are living in deplorable conditions as well as the daily deaths on the Mexican border speak to us of the atrocities that are happening in this country that we love.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, we join with many congregations of women religious as well as with many concerned citizens in calling for an immediate resolution to the inhumane policies that now exist. We believe that no man, woman, and particularly no child, should have to endure what we are witnessing daily at the border.

We call on President Trump and the members of Congress to immediately develop legislation that addresses these issues and stops the continued separation of children from their families. In light of our congregation’s corporate stand on immigration, we believe a comprehensive immigration reform policy is long overdue.