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USCCB weighs in on 15 amendments to immigration legislation

May 14, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Government Relations has announced its position on 15 proposed amendments to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, the immigration-reform legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of eight senators in April.

In a May 9 document, the USCCB recommended that the Senate Judiciary Committee adopt amendments offered by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and oppose amendments offered by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL).


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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - May. 15, 2013 10:00 AM ET USA

    If you really want to read Catholic cotton candy go to the Archdiocese of New York website and read Cardinal Dolan's latest paeon to immigration reform: Pilgrims, Immigrants, Ancestors -- Americans!

  • Posted by: [email protected] - May. 14, 2013 7:48 PM ET USA

    The USCCB again is playing with the politics of this thinking they will have more church goers. They support very broad unspecified requirements. This is the same trash support they gave Obamacare until it hit them in the face what was really being done. These people are illegals, broke the law, and we have no moral edict to continue to allow it.

  • Posted by: unum - May. 14, 2013 5:55 PM ET USA

    Hmmm ... Looks like the bishops are engaging in partisan politics. That's not a prudent role for a not for profit organization these days. Did Jesus lobby the Sanhedrin to teach the Jews how to live a Christian life?

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 14, 2013 11:04 AM ET USA

    Just coincidence that the Recommended Amendments are from Democrats and the Opposed ones are from Republicans, I suppose. When are the bishops going to spend as much time and effort in putting their own houses in order?