Child Separation Policy

This policy was a breaking point for so many Christians. And the fact that the Trump Administration used the Bible to defend it made it additionally painful. It will be on the minds of many Christian voters when they cast their ballot to deny Trump a second term.

Trump's Record

“There is nothing remotely Christian, American, or morally defensible about a policy that takes children away from their parents and warehouses them in cages. This is being carried out in our name and the shame is on us all… The administration could, if it so desired, end these wanton acts of cruelty, today. It could right the wrongs committed by these cruel policies. Every day it doesn’t deepens the stain on America’s soul and reputation.”

- His Eminence Blase Cardinal Cupich

“Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, on the Administration’s Family-Separation Policy”, Archdiocese of Chicago, June 20, 2018

"I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”

- Laura Bush

Laura Bush, Beth Moore, and Others Condemn New Immigration Policy”, Christian Headlines, June 18, 2018

“I am deeply disappointed and frustrated that the President and his Administration used this extreme, inhumane measure for political gain. Our children, God’s children, are suffering because of this failed policy. Let me be very clear, a child being taken from their parent is not a Biblical mandate or response to our long-standing broken immigration system.

Since President Trump entered the Oval Office, he has claimed to be an ally to people of faith. This action does not support his claim. Furthermore, Evangelicals closest to President Trump must be less concerned with their relationship to the President and more concerned with speaking courageously for the oppressed and disenfranchised. That’s what Jesus would do.”

- Rev. Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesús,
Facebook, June 20, 2018