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Support Refugee Protection Act, says US bishops’ official

Catholic World News - June 21, 2011

The executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services is urging lawmakers to the support the Refugee Protection Act, which was recently introduced in the Senate.

“Without US leadership, the situation for the world’s 15 million refugees would be much worse,” said Johnny Young, who served as US ambassador to Sierra Leone (1989-92), Togo (1994-97), Bahrain (1997-2001), and Slovenia (2001-04). “A large number of refugees rescued by our nation are themselves victims of terror and are in need of protection from such threats.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 22, 2011 7:18 AM ET USA

    It would be helpful if Mr. Young and the bishops would distinguish between their positions on refugees, those fleeing persecution, and illegal immigrants, those merely seeking to cross national borders for other reasons. By blurring the distinction between refugees and illegal immigrants, the USCCB is undermining the efforts of civil authorities to protect national borders. These are the same civil authorities that are supported by Church teaching.

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