USCCB campaign: thank Sen. Rubio for support for immigration reform
April 02, 2013
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign is urging those on its e-mail list to “thank Senator Rubio for his work with the Gang of Eight.”
“Anti-immigrant organizations are flooding U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's office with calls, messages and faxes attacking him for his support of immigration reform,” stated Justice for Immigrants. “A recent Washington Post article reported that one group and ‘its members have inundated the office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with 100,000 faxes.’”
The e-mail from Justice for Immigrants continued:
Senator Rubio needs to hear from people throughout the country that they are looking for his leadership in the Senate on this issue and that he must continue to support immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented.
Call Senator Rubio's office at 202-224-3041 or send him an email at http://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-rubio?p=Contact and thank him for his outstanding work on the Gang of Eight and encourage him to continue with his immigration reform efforts.
The Justice for Immigrants campaign’s support for Sen. Rubio’s actions came less than a year after it strongly criticized immigration legislation proposed by the Florida senator.
- Justice for Immigrants
- Rubio claims pivot point on immigration overhaul (AP)
- Effort to change immigration law sparks internal battle within GOP (Washington Post)
- Backing DREAM Act, USCCB campaign says Rubio bill would ‘create permanent underclass’ (CWN, 6/11/12)
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Posted by: unum -
Apr. 02, 2013 9:41 PM ET USA
Maybe the bishops should wait and see what kind of legislation the "Gang of 8" produces before they start handing out "attaboys" to Senator Rubio or anyone else. I'd like to hear some more from the bishops on their criteria for control of our borders. Then I'd like to hear from the "Gang of 8" on how they propose to control our borders in order to protect and defend the people of the United States. Both the USCCB and the "Gang of 8" are vague about border control.
Posted by: Ken -
Apr. 02, 2013 9:12 PM ET USA
I am so sick of the political bent of this organization. I ignore most of its pronouncements and will never donate to it again.
Posted by: [email protected] -
Apr. 02, 2013 6:52 PM ET USA
This is so much baloney. The proposals only enhance the problems of illegal immigration. Note the word illegal. The church has been falling over itself to have immigration reform and that it is fair and just. Well what about all those who did it legally? Do they go to back? Two major issues are not addressed. Border security and anchor babies. With the present proposals and the lack of finalizing the two issues unsolved we just continue the problem.