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Archbishop José Gomez on the Need for Compassion in Immigration Reform Efforts Under a Donald Trump Administration in a Prayer Service Homily

November 11, 2016

We are not liberals or conservatives. Before everything else, we are children of God. In the past couple days since the election we have children in our schools who are scared. They think the government is going to come and deport their parents, any day now. [...] There are men and women who can’t sleep because they are trying to figure out what to do next. Trying to figure what to do when the government comes to take them away from their kids and their loved ones. This should not be happening in America. We are not this kind of people. We are better than this. [...] Let’s pray tonight, in a special way—that our leaders will find it in their hearts to make a beautiful, humanitarian gesture. Let’s pray that they can come together, in a spirit of national unity, and agree to stop the threat of deportations until we can fix our broken immigration system.

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