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Maryland’s bishops issue statement on immigration reform

Catholic World News - October 18, 2013

The bishops of Maryland have issued a statement calling upon Congress to pass immigration reform legislation.

The bishops’ “first and foremost” concern, they said in their October 16 statement, is “the human needs of immigrants who have come to our country seeking the same dream as our own ancestors, often to escape dangerous and desperate conditions in their native lands.”

“We encourage all Maryland Catholics to ask their Congressional representatives to support an immigration reform bill that provides a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, preserves family unity, allows a legal path for low-skilled workers to obtain employment, and addresses factors in other countries that force immigrants to leave their home.”

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Oct. 19, 2013 10:23 AM ET USA

    The original "dream" of the first immigrants to this country was NOT economic security and social advancement. Rather it was liberation from tyrannical religious authority, the "freedom" to worship God as they saw fit. The Middle Ages saw many abuses of Catholic authority, which provoked the "reformation" and strangely enough created a kind of "theology" of the individual and the individuals "rights," which ultimately expressed itself in our form of government which is now in danger of sabotage.

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