A Call for Moral Courage

Standing With THE North Carolina Immigrant Community

A Message for Clergy and Moral Leaders:

America is cursing itself by mistreating our immigrant neighbors and families, because it says in Deuteronomy 27:19, "Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner."

Zechariah 7:9-10 says, "This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Because to do so is to plot evil."

Matthew 25 says that when all is said and done, America and every other nation will be judged by this: "I was hungry, and did you give me something to eat? I was thirsty, and did you give me something to drink? I was a stranger, I was an undocumented immigrant, did you invite me in?"

Our partners in North Carolina need to raise $40,000 to help support immigrant families afford legal representation during this crisis moment. I'm calling on clergy and moral leaders in North Carolina to step up and help raise this amount. Because I never want to ask people to give money without giving myself, I'm donating $2,000 to this fund first, and then I'm calling on a minimum of 80 pastors and moral leaders to give $500 each to support the real national and local emergency here in North Carolina, the terrorization of our immigrant neighbors by ICE.

You can send your check or give online to El Centro Hispano, and our friends there who’ve been advocating for immigrants rights since 1992 will make sure it gets to whichever family needs it most. Please write "Liberation Not Deportation Fund" in the memo line.

Will you stand with me and give to support our immigrant neighbors and families now? Please join me.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
President and Senior Lecturer
Repairers of the Breach

Governor Cooper, your silence is deafening.

Contact Governor Cooper and call on him to show moral courage by denouncing ICE.

Continue to put pressure on your local elected officials and law enforcement agencies to follow the lead of Wake and Mecklenburg Counties, which have ended their agreements with immigration officials, and the new sheriffs in Durham and Forsyth Counties, who have announced their decisions to stop cooperating with ICE.