‘Reckless court decision on immigration will not stand’

February 17, 2015

WASHINGTON – Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to the federal court ruling in Brownsville, Texas:

“A lone judge in one state does not speak for the vast majority of Americans who support our nation’s immigrant families and support the President’s broad constitutional authority to offer temporary relief from deportation to close to five million of our undocumented community members.

“As the faith community, we are confident that this reckless decision will be overturned. We believe that the law of the land and this executive action will ultimately prevail. Our work does not stop. This ruling only bolsters our passion, organizing and preparation to help Dreamers and parents of U.S. citizens apply for relief.”