IHM Leadership Council releases statement in response to the president’s emergency declaration to build a border wall

The Leadership Council of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Mich., opposes President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and reallocate funds to construct a wall at our southern border.

This declaration is unnecessary (as the president himself admitted), undemocratic and an alarming abuse of executive power. We urge our members of Congress to strongly oppose this declaration and support proposals to revoke it. We call on them to respond, not as members of a particular political party, but as elected representatives of the people, charged with defending the Constitution and the balance of power between the three branches of our government laid out in it.

Read the full statement here.