Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso was in Ciudad Juárez to inaugurate a project supported by the Border Refugee Assistance Fund that will aid pregnant migrant women in Juárez. Bishop Seitz also sat down with expectant migrant mothers to hear their stories. The bishop offered the following remarks on Title 42 expulsions and the suspension of due process at the border:
George Floyd and Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality
God hears the cry of the poor. George Floyd was murdered. Those whose breath of life is daily made precarious by the heavy knee of power can truly know the value of life and liberty and what is at stake when it is threatened. And, like God, before the question of the sacredness of life all of us must take a side. Not just in words but in action. In active solidarity with those who will no longer be quiet.
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After the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black lives at the hands of police, communities across the nation are engaging in a reckoning over the future of policing. Violence by police against Black people and other people of color is a systemic problem rooted in our nation’s history of racist violence. Recent events have made it clearer than ever that structural change is needed.