The Racine Dominican leadership supports the LCWR Statement on
Children Crossing Borders Alone:
As women of faith we take seriously the gospel call to welcome the stranger and care for those in need. As Catholic sisters we have a long history of welcoming immigrant families and healing, housing, and educating children in need…
…These children, most from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, are fleeing extreme violence in their cities and neighborhoods. They have been threatened by gang members and drug dealers. They have seen their sisters and brothers raped and abused by traffickers. They have been intimidated on their way to school and harassed on their way to church. These are children and families who have endured such unspeakable violence at home that they have no choice but to flee. They are quite literally running for their lives. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 58 percent of unaccompanied minors “raise potential international protection” claims and may have a viable claim to refugee protections under international law…
Read the entire LCWR Statement on Children Crossing Borders Alone which includes eight directives in a"call to congress" along with a plea for efforts to address root causes of this mass emigration crisis.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States.