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USCCB: amend immigration-reform legislation

Catholic World News - June 13, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign is calling upon Catholics to lobby senators to amend immigration-reform legislation.

“As you consider S. 744, I ask that you support amendments that allow more persons to qualify for the path to citizenship and that unify families and oppose amendments that weaken the path to citizenship and increase enforcement measures,” states the suggested text of an e-mail or letter to senators.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 17, 2013 12:24 AM ET USA

    And I, John J plick, a Catholic layman, am calling upon the USCCB to stop undermining the sovereign power of the United States and undermining the government. Respect works both ways.

  • Posted by: chasann113163 - Jun. 14, 2013 9:29 AM ET USA

    I will not be calling my congressman, they promised to secure our boarders first and when they do this then I'll support a bill for immigration reform. Doing the right thing means obeying the laws of this country, why are we rewarding them for breaking our law.

  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 14, 2013 8:52 AM ET USA

    After Boston, one would think that our bishops would have something to say about border security or the lack thereof. After hearing La Raza and other radical immigration groups on the left, one would also think that our bishops would have something to say about assuring citizenship is awarded only to those who demonstrate American values. Unfortunately, our bishops are focused on citizenship for all, regardless of the consequences. They have lost all credibility with thinking Catholics.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 13, 2013 6:20 PM ET USA

    The USCCB is lost. We owe nothing to illegals. We need to stop stealing from everyone else to support them. After them come forward, sign in, and take their medicine and responsibility for their illegal activit would I consider other alternatives. The USCCB has put the cart before the horse and loaded the cart.

  • Posted by: tonydecker513018861 - Jun. 13, 2013 10:16 AM ET USA

    When is the USCCB going to get out of politics and back into the faith? They should realize by now that they have no political clout left, and that politics is the realm of the laity. I pray for the day when they get a leader who realizes this.

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