I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of [humankind], to whatever nation they might belong.” – George Washington
This 4th of July, take time in your celebrations to consider whether the United States lives up to this great ideal, and what actions you can take to help it do so.
Please read our July social justice resource , in which you will find analysis and reflection on the issue of immigration policy in the United States. We must address the moral crisis brought to light by the “zero-tolerance” policy and the termination of protections for immigrant children brought to the U.S. as children (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program), and we must do so in a way that is just. This resource offers a theologically-grounded conception of a just approach to the immigration crisis that situates national interest within a framework of solidarity.