IHM Statement on the President’s Recent Remarks About Immigration
The IHM Leadership Council has issued a statement regarding the president’s recent remarks about immigration.
“Urged by the love of God, the IHM Sisters choose to work with others to build a culture of peace and right relationship among ourselves, with the Church and with the whole Earth community. We are committed to bringing about the dream of God on planet Earth through respect for, nurturing of and promoting liberation and well-being of all people and all of nature as God’s good creation.
It is this deep commitment that compelled the delegates of the recent IHM Chapter – the highest governing body when in session – to condemn the racist and xenophobic comments that were allegedly made by the president of the United States last week during a meeting on immigration and the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump reportedly denigrated our sisters and brothers from Haiti (the country of ancestry of our co-founder Theresa Maxis Duchemin), sub-Saharan Africa (where IHM Sisters currently live and minister) and El Salvador while expressing a desire for increased immigration from predominantly white western European countries.”
Read the full statement.