National Faith Leader Laments Anniversary of Sinful “Zero Tolerance” Policy

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April 6, 2018

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National Faith Leader Laments Anniversary of Sinful “Zero Tolerance” Policy

 

Washington, D.C. -- One year ago, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions publicly announced the immoral and harmful so-called “zero tolerance” immigration policy. This policy expanded the criminal prosecution of individuals for migration offenses by targeting families seeking safety. This horrifying policy forcibly separated children from their parents and manufactured a humanitarian crisis at our border.

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life, former chair of the White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships:

“As a country, we should welcome families seeking safety rather than tearing them apart. With the inauguration of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy, we witnessed the sin of white supremacy clear as day. As a Christian and a pastor, I know repentance is necessary - that means stopping the harm, apologizing and committing to restitution. The Trump administration has failed at all three. I call on them to repent for the sake of their souls and the soul of our nation.”

 

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