Blog : Immigration

On January 2nd of this year, as I was crossing the border to come back into the country where I was born, I was detained by customs and border control for several hours, where officers of the most intense organization of the Department of Homeland Security interrogated me about the humanitarian work that I and other organizations – including the New Sanctuary Coalition – have done to support migrants.

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While Trump supporters chant “Make America Great Again,” there are millions of us that know just how terrifying – and misleading – that slogan is. This past Sunday, my pastor, the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III preached a powerful word to my congregation about of strength, fortitude, and hope.

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As General Secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, I am proud that as founders, we chose the Haitian maroon as the logo of our organization, signifying the commandment to “speak truth to power” and the sword of  Divine Will and Word.  We will stay in the struggle until the end!

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The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Social Action Commission of our Church demand not only a public apology but inclusive and “just” social and immigration policies.

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