FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jazmine T. Steele, Press Coordinator
Michael Mershon, Director of Advocacy and Communications
September 5, 2017
STATEMENT BY JIM WALLIS ON DACA DECISION
Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners, released the following statement today on President Trump's decision to end the DACA program:
“Jesus says welcome the stranger. Donald Trump has just said ‘no’ to this clear call from Christ in his decision to turn away 800,000 young Dreamers who were brought to this country by their parents when they were children - and who have no other home. Shame on you President Trump for your lack of compassion and for once again playing racial politics by appealing to fear and hate in your political base. Shame on you. Even some of your religious advisors asked you not to deport these children.
"This action will unite many of us in the faith community to oppose this injustice and you. We will defend the Dreamers and our fellow believers in Jesus Christ. We will battle you for their lives and with our faith. And we will take our unity in Christ to the Congress to obstruct your cruelty. We will take our anger and disappointment and put our faith into action by focusing on radical welcome and protection for all families threatened by this decision. We will redouble our efforts to urge Congress to do the right thing and to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes protection for Dreamers.”