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Catholic demonstrators form human cross in Newark to protest separation of immigrant families

Skip to main content Catholic demonstrators form a human cross to protest the separation of immigrant families during the rally held in Newark on 09/04/19. North Jersey Record Cardinal Joseph Tobin, leader of the Newark Archdiocese, joined Catholics from several states on Wednesday in Newark to call for an end to the separation of immigrant families across the country. More than 100 people gathered at the St. Mary’s Parish Newark Abbey Church for a morning service, many clutching signs that bore the images of children who have died after crossing the southern border. Later, demonstrators, who by then numbered in the several hundred, walked from St. Mary’s on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street. Deacon Tom Smith from St. John’s in Newark, holds a picture of a girl who died after crossing the border, is seen during the rally to protest separation of immigrant families, in the middle of Broad and Court Streets in Newark on 09/04/19. (Photo: Mitsu Yasukawa/ Northjersey.com) Priests, nuns, laypeople and senior citizens were among those who arrived to show their support for immigrant families who have been affected by the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policies. Many held signs that read “Mercy for Immigrants” and “Catholics say Stop the Inhumanity.” They chanted, “Immigrants are welcomed here.” “Today I stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters in Christ to decry the treatment of children who bear the trauma wrought by immigration enforcement raids, separation from their families […]

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