National Faith Leader on SCOTUS “Remain in Mexico” Ruling
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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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National Faith Leader on SCOTUS “Remain in Mexico” Ruling:
“Now the White House must stand up for the human dignity and bodily safety of migrants and asylum seekers at the border.”
Washington, DC – The Supreme Court has ruled for the Biden administration saying it had the authority to reverse a Trump-era policy that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are reviewed in U.S. courts. Faith in Public Life released a statement from its CEO, Jeanné Lewis, who argued that while the Supreme Court did the right thing, the Biden administration must now proactively stand up for the humanity and dignity of migrants at the border.
Jeanné Lewis, CEO of Faith in Public Life:
“The Supreme Court did the right thing today by ruling against political obstruction of the Biden administration’s ability to end the Trump administration’s intentionally cruel and racist Remain in Mexico policy.
Now the White House must stand up for the human dignity and bodily safety of migrants and asylum seekers at the border. This is essential to creating a nation where all people live in safe communities and thrive. And as shown by the deaths of 53 migrants discovered in a truck in San Antonio this week, every day of delay has a horrific toll.
There is no safe, humane, non-racist way to implement the Remain in Mexico policy. A bad tree cannot bear good fruit. The Biden administration must cease using asylum-limiting policies like Title 42 to undergird racist policy and partner with faith groups and community-based organizations in the borderlands to provide safe and humane welcome to vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers at the border. These groups have been caring for asylum seekers for many decades and know how to rebuild humane policies and practices.”
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, with a network of over 50,000 leaders, they are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level that affirm our values and the human dignity of all.