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National Faith Leader Condemns Continued Deportations of Black Immigrants


February 10, 2021


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

Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, (540) 280-3393

National Faith Leader Condemns Continued Deportations of Black Immigrants

Washington, D.C. — On January 28th, ICE forced a group of chained and horrified Black immigrants onto a deportation flight from Louisiana to Jamaica. This came eight days after the Biden administration issued a moratorium on deportations, but ICE took advantage of a temporary restraining order by a federal judge in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security has the power to grant stays of removal.

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

“Thanks to the hard work of immigrant leaders and faith communities, the Biden administration took office with a moral mandate to enact immigration policies that honor the humanity and dignity of all people. But ICE is continuing its cruel white supremacist attacks on Black and Brown immigrant families.

People of faith demand that DHS stop all deportations, and we demand that ICE grant a right of return to every person deported on iAero Airways Flight 3562. We must continue to follow Black and Brown organizers to ensure that all immigrants are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, and every torn-apart immigrant family is made whole.”

Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, we are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level. Our network of 50,000 leaders engage in bold moral action that affirms our values and the human dignity of all.

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