Official Statement on U.S. Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants
On behalf of Servant Partners, we publicly condemn the United States’ inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the Mexico-U.S. border. We are deeply disturbed and grieved by the U.S. Border Patrol’s cruel tactics and the White House’s mass deportations of migrants.
In Deuteronomy 10:18-19, God conveys clear instructions concerning immigrants—to welcome them with love and empathy, with just treatment, and with pathways for economic engagement, so that they would thrive in their new home. Every level of our broken immigration system must be reformed to reflect these values and affirm the human rights of immigrants.
As ministries located in urban marginalized communities, Servant Partners teams often work in partnership with immigrant and refugee communities for transformation. We recognize the great value, legacy, and role of immigrants in God’s vision for a renewed world.
Join us in praying for the precious people of Haiti as they endure ongoing turmoil in their homeland, as well as desperate conditions and harm at the border. Let us also pray for followers of Christ, our whole nation, and our immigration systems to more faithfully reflect the scripture’s many teachings to welcome immigrants (see Deuteronomy 1:16, Deut. 24:20-21, Deut. 27:19; Ruth 1:16, Matthew 1:5-6, Mark 12:28-31, John 15:12).
Derek and Lisa Engdahl