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USCCB office to launch postcard campaign for immigration reform

Catholic World News - January 03, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced that its Migration and Refugee Services office will launch a postcard campaign in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

The campaign will call for legislation that would “provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country; preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system; provide legal paths for low-skilled immigrant workers to come and work in the United States; restore due process protections to immigration enforcement policies; [and] address the root causes of migration caused by persecution and economic disparity.”

“The administration and Congress should work together to secure legislation that will provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, provide legal means for migrants to enter our nation to work, and reform the system to allow family reunification,” said Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration.

The campaign will be launched during the commemoration of National Migration Week, which begins each year on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.

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  • Posted by: impossible - Jan. 09, 2013 11:40 PM ET USA

    How long? How long? How long is it going to take for Catholic publications and Catholic scholars to write honestly and forcefully about the need to disband the USCCB. It, and a majority of our Bishops, have done more harm to the Church and our Country than any enemy from without.

  • Posted by: unum - Jan. 04, 2013 8:49 AM ET USA

    The USCCB is giving us more and more politics (in the name of social justice) and less and less spirituality. The bishops need to decide whether they are bishops of Christ's Church or bishops of the social progressive movement. Jesus clearly knew he was doing the Father's work, not Caesar's! But, the messages from our bishops lack that clarity.

  • Posted by: seewig - Jan. 03, 2013 11:46 PM ET USA

    Are Christians responsible for all and everyone's "economic disparity"? And to the point of lawlessness? What about the spiritual care? Besides, the U.S. has always provided "legal paths" and "legal means", but they were circumvented to the point of chaos at the borders. Another point is: how can we provide employment, when we have up to and above 10% unemployment (in CA that is). However, one thing we can support: True and "comprehensive immigration reform".

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