Update 12/8/22: The Biden administration has now appealed Judge Sullivan's ruling, backtracking yet again on their promises to protect asylum rights. While the outcome of the litigation is not yet clear, the administration's decision increases the odds that Title 42 will remain in effect past its currently-scheduled end date.

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UUSC Statement on the Candidacy of Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt for UUA President

In response to the announcement of Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt’s candidacy for the position of UUA president, UUSC President Rev. Mary Katherine Morn issued the following statement:

“UUSC has had the honor of working with the Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt throughout this year, and we celebrate her nomination by the UUA Presidential Search Committee. In a short time at UUSC, Sofía has become a vital member of the UUSC team, helping our institution evaluate and refine its culture and supporting UUSC, its members, and our partners in advancing a human rights agenda the world so critically needs. Her brave, inspired, and embodied theological leadership among us has made us stronger.

“We look forward to learning more about Sofia’s vision for the UUA and the vision of any others who may choose to enter the race. UUSC values our more than 80-year partnership with the UUA and looks forward to deepening the impact of our collaboration. 

“We also join so many others in offering gratitude for the leadership of President Susan Frederick-Gray for these past five plus years. During an unimaginably difficult time for our movement and for our world, Susan has provided the spiritually grounded, mission-centered, heart-driven leadership that we needed.”

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The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a human rights and solidarity organization founded as a rescue mission in 1940 during the Holocaust. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with a membership of more than 35,000 supporters across the United States, UUSC’s programs focus on the issues of climate and disaster justice, migrant justice, and international justice and accountability.