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Bishops: anti-immigrant sentiment a test of our faith

Bishops: anti-immigrant sentiment a test of our faith

As faith leaders, we are called to love our neighbors, to welcome the stranger and to stand with the vulnerable. We find ourselves struggling to live up to that calling in a nation where our highest leaders espouse anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Just two weeks ago, we witnessed the inhumane separation of yet another family: Lizandro (19) and Diego Claros (22) were detained on July 28 at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement check-in and were deported to El Salvador within days. The Claros bothers came to the U.S. as children fleeing violence, and they now leave behind their parents, a brother and a sister in Gaithersburg. Our national leadership knowingly dismantles families and sends...

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