US bishops back Help for Separated Families Act
CWN - August 02, 2012
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has joined with over 100 other organizations in calling upon members of Congress to support the Help for Separated Families Act.
The bill, introduced in July, would ensure that “children placed in the child welfare system as a result of immigration enforcement actions against their parents can ultimately reunify with their parents,” according to the letter signed by the USCCB.
“The statistics clearly demonstrate that immigration enforcement activities are tearing families apart, sometimes permanently,” the letter continued. “In the first six months of 2011, the Department of Homeland Security reported that more than 46,000 parents of US citizen children had been removed from the United States. Another report issued by the Applied Research Center revealed that approximately 5,100 children are currently in the child welfare system due to a parent’s detention or removal.”
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Posted by: chasann113163 -
Aug. 03, 2012 8:33 AM ET USA
I agree with aclune,enough already!
Posted by: aclune9083 -
Aug. 02, 2012 10:44 PM ET USA
Immigration enforcement should not tear families apart. The US government should seek to reunite children of illegal immigrants in their native countries. Then they can apply for immigration, like everyone else in the world, and comply with our laws.