Prelates call for immigration reform
Catholic World News - September 13, 2013
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis and Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta called for immigration reform in a recent video and newspaper article.
“Our nation’s immigration system is adversely affecting the rights and dignity of human beings living in our country, a reality the Catholic community witnesses each day in our parishes, social service programs and hospitals,” Archbishop Gregory wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Families are being separated. Workers are being exploited. People are dying in the desert. The creation of a pathway to legal status and, eventually, citizenship is a matter of justice and human dignity, as it would help protect immigrants from this suffering.”
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Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Sep. 13, 2013 6:15 PM ET USA
How about if the bishops help the illegal immigrants find a pathway back to Mexico? The Church could push for reforms in Mexico that would enable people there to find good paying jobs so they could live with their families.
Posted by: Defender -
Sep. 13, 2013 12:44 PM ET USA
“Our nation’s immigration system is adversely affecting the rights and dignity of human beings living in our country...." Jobs are scarce to non-existent, people have been unemployed so long that they've fallen off the "official" unemployment rolls, and politicians want to do away with SNAP at a time when it's needed more than ever. Illegal aliens will only add to the suffering and the loss of dignity.