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Archbishop Gomez urges House to consider immigration reform legislation

Catholic World News - September 27, 2013

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, urged the House of Representatives to address the topic of comprehensive immigration reform.

On June 27, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, by a 68-32 margin.

“Migrants have few rights in our economic system,” said Archbishop Gomez. “They are working for low wages in our restaurants and fields; our factories, gardens, homes and hotels. And these men and women have no security against sickness, disability or old age — and no protections against being exploited in the workplace.”

“I urge our leaders in the House of Representatives to debate and pass a bill that gives these undocumented men and women a path to citizenship and full membership in our society,” he added.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 27, 2013 1:25 PM ET USA

    "...undocumented men and women a path to citizenship and full membership in our society." I'm sure the archbishop must have gone through the legal way to become a citizen, so why not others? Illegal aliens aren't the only people exploited in the workplace either, by the way. Why aren't these kind of laws created and enforced?

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