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GA Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Stop Immoral Deportations Ahead of Mother’s Day


May 10, 2018


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Graham Younger, gyounger@faithinpubliclife.org, 678-739-8584

GA Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Stop Immoral Deportations Ahead of Mother’s Day

DECATUR, Ga. — On Thursday, May 10th, faith and community leaders delivered a giant Mother’s Day card calling on Rep. Karen Handel and other lawmakers to uphold immigration policies that protect and unite immigrant families.

Faith leaders want lawmakers to stop the shameful detention and deportation of pregnant moms; to defund immigration enforcement efforts that separate moms from their children in the interior U.S. and at the border; to provide Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders a path to citizenship; and to reject further limits to family-based sponsorship.

To view the livestream video, click here. To read a copy of the faith leaders demands, signed by nearly 30 people of faith from Georgia and over 800 from across the country, click here.

Rev. Tom Hagood, New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta:

“Dreamers don’t know if they’re going to be able to celebrate any more Mother’s Days with their moms. Even family reunification – the core principle of our immigration system for the past fifty years – is under attack. We are here to honor these mothers and stand with them in solidarity.”

Rev. Caroline Magee, St. Bedes:

“Tearing up families contributes to instability that ripples through our communities. Let’s stop doing that right now. It serves no purpose other than to do lasting harm to young people.”


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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