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USCCB immigration campaign announces ‘national call-in day’ to Congress

Catholic World News - January 09, 2014

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign announced that January 8 was a “national call-in day to Congress.”

The announcement, which was made public on January 8, stated:

Use the toll free number, 1-855-589-5698, to call your Representative and ask them to “Support a path to citizenship and oppose the SAFE Act.” This week is National Migration Week and is an appropriate time to call Congress and express your support for immigration reform. Call now and ask others to call too.

The SAFE Act (Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act), approved by the House Judiciary Committee in June, “would make it a federal crime for illegal immigrants to be in the United States” and “gives state and local law enforcement authorities more power to arrest and charge immigrants,” The Washington Post reported last year.

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  • Posted by: stpetric - Jan. 13, 2014 12:17 PM ET USA

    There already *is* a path to citizenship: You get a visa before leaving your home country, you immigrate legally, and you follow the procedures provided by the law. Should we make more visas available? Maybe. But that's a different discussion than what the USCCB is proposing. It's hard to see how citizens of other countries who knowingly and intentionally break our laws have any claim on American citizenship.

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