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Ahead of Government Funding Deadline, Faith Leaders Say, “No Wall On Our Watch”


February 14, 2019


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123
Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610)283-8879

National Faith Leader Decries President Trump’s “National Emergency”

Washington, D.C. — President Trump will soon declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build his immoral wall of bigotry. This announcement is expected to come soon after he signs a funding bill that will provide some money for a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Earlier today, prominent faith leaders rallied on Capitol Hill to denounce the border wall, demand accountability for families separated at the border, and to reject any additional funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). More information available here.

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:

“The real national emergency is that white supremacy is driving policy in the executive branch of our government. We are morally sick when the president wields bigotry and deception to make voters scared of families seeking safety and a better life in this nation. As a pastor, I pray for President Trump’s repentance and demand that Congress swiftly rebuke this inexcusable act.”


Faith in Public Life is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.

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