Minute of Support for Immigrants and Refugees
Hamilton Monthly Meeting
Upon consideration of the current national administration’s attitude toward immigrants and refugees, Hamilton Monthly Meeting of Friends felt moved to compose this minute of support on 4/1/17. As Friends, we believe there is “that of God” in every individual and in the equality, dignity and worth of every person. We are called to encounter one another with love and compassion, regardless of place of birth, religion, or race. As did many of our ancestors, current immigrants and refugees come to this country for economic need or because of persecution. Throughout our history immigrants have contributed diverse cultural perspectives and resources resulting in a spiritual and economic wealth that has enriched all of our lives. We encourage local, state, and national governments to develop immigration policies which are fair, just, and respectful. Any reform of our immigration system must also seek to address the root causes of persecution and economic inequality.