Down to the Wire: Just $7,863 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

North Carolina bishops issue statement on immigration

Catholic World News - March 29, 2012

Bishops Michael Burbidge of Raleigh and Peter Jugis of Charlotte have issued a statement on immigration.

The statement, as delivered by the Raleigh diocese’s vicar general before a state legislative committee, offered five principles “based in the biblical tradition … as a guide should the General Assembly consider new immigration legislation for our State”:

The first principle, people have a human right to work and to support their family in dignity and safety of their homeland. Second, when work in their homeland is not possible due to economic hardships, people have a right to migrate to other countries to work and support their family. The third principle, countries have a right to protect their borders and also have the higher obligation to provide legal avenues for people to enter their country legally. Fourth, refuge must be provided to those who are fleeing their homeland due to political oppression. And the fifth principle, all persons, including undocumented workers, have a right to basic human dignity and should not be treated in an inhumane way by anyone.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,247 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,753.12
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: FredC - Mar. 30, 2012 10:40 AM ET USA

    Should the U.S. allow free immigration to Ethiopians and those of many other African countries, where poverty is much greater than in Latin American countries?

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 11 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 15 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 18 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 20 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 23 hours ago