A joint statement from the bishops of the Diocese of Orange:
God wants the flourishing of families.
God wants the flourishing, not separation, of migrant and refugee families. All too often families are torn apart by war, famine, poverty, gang violence, domestic violence, and, sadly, our nation’s immigration policies. As followers of Jesus, and Catholic leaders, we call upon the people of God and our nation’s leaders to love our neighbors, to tell the truth, and to journey together with respect for human dignity and the common good.