On the same day President Trump and Attorney General Sessions called on Congress to help them move to end DACA—an action which would separate families and force millions of people to live in fear of deportation—Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival co-chairs Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Bishop William J. Barber, II led a press conference decrying this white supremacist action from the front lines of the Poor People’s Campaign in Detroit, Michigan:
Watch the video of the press conference above, and read two statements on this developing situation from the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and its allies:
- Rev. Barber writes for Repairers of the Breach, “When Trump says he loves Hispanic students and DACA recipients while nullifying DACA, he sounds like Jim Crow-era white supremacists who said they loved all people but had to follow the segregationist law of their time.”
- Rev. Emily McNeill and Joe Paparone of the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS issued this statement, explaining how the attempt to end DACA is “a transparent attempt to use a vulnerable population as a political bargaining chip: to further limit legal immigration, to further militarize the border, and to further cut taxes for the wealthiest in society.”
Learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Mass Meeting Tour here, and view pictures, quotes, and video from the Detroit Press Conference and Mass Meeting on the Kairos Twitter.