Washington D.C., Jan 26, 2017 / 09:27 am
A leading bishop expressed alarm and dismay on Wednesday following President Donald Trump's executive orders to increase immigrant detention centers and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Every day, my brother bishops and I witness the harmful effects of immigrant detention in our ministries. We experience the pain of severed families that struggle to maintain a semblance of normal family life. We see traumatized children in our schools and in our churches," said Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration.
"The policies announced today will only further upend immigrant families."
President Trump issued multiple executive orders Wednesday on immigration.