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Cardinal McCarrick: ‘bring undocumented workers out of the shadows’

September 04, 2013

Writing in The Washington Post, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick called for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

“It is not the American way to accept the fruits of their labor while denying them its benefits,” the 83-year-old retired Archbishop of Washington said. “To continue to do so lessens us as a nation and dishonors the values of work and opportunity that make the United States great. This nation has grown and flourished because of immigrants throughout its history; it still does. It will continue to flourish if we enact comprehensive immigration reform today.”

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Sep. 04, 2013 7:12 PM ET USA

    It seems to me that the Cardinal has it wrong. The illegals come here and immediately start reaping benefits paid for by the labor of legal Americans.

  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 04, 2013 12:21 PM ET USA

    "It is not the American way to accept the fruits of their labor while denying them its benefits." Why is it then that almost every diocese in the US has prevented the establishment of unions for their workers? Sounds extremely hypocritical to me.