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Rescinding TPS for Salvadorans 'heartbreaking'

The United States – Canada Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart adds its voice to that of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and many other people of faith who have described the decision on the part of the United States government to rescind Temporary Protective Status for more than 200,000 Salvadorans as “heartbreaking,” “cruel” and “deeply disappointing.”

Many of those who are threatened with deportation fled their countries because of natural disasters and extreme violence. They have lived here in the United States for decades. They have started business, put their children in our schools and worshipped in our parishes.

The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church states, “to practice the virtue of solidarity means learning that ‘loving our neighbor’ has global dimensions in an interdependent world.” We cannot remain silent when our brothers and sisters are being needlessly placed in harm’s way.

For the full text of the LCWR statement, click on this link: https://lcwr.org/media/lcwr-denounces-administrations%E2%80%99-decision-rescind-tps-salvadorans

For the full text of the USCCB statement, click on this link: http://www.usccb.org/news/2018/18-004.cfm