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Bishops discuss protection of migrant children

Catholic World News - May 20, 2014

Two bishops from the United States have traveled to El Salvador to discuss the protection of migrant children with bishops from Mexico and Central America, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“It is clear that violence perpetrated by gangs and organized crime in parts of Central America is a contributing factor to the large number of children fleeing,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration. “Steps must be taken to protect these children and to ensure their well-being in their communities.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - May. 21, 2014 2:41 PM ET USA

    Here we go again. Another excuse for the reform of immigration and the open borders group within the USCCB. You protect people by going after the criminals not figuring out ways to protect them in the name of protecting the children. When you have poisonous snakes in your house, do you try to accomodate them or destroy and rid the house of the threat? It is time to call this what it is. Terror and lawlessness by using children.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 20, 2014 2:35 PM ET USA

    “Steps must be taken to protect these children and to ensure their well-being in their communities." The bishop could say this for every city in the US, as well. Instead of spending money on foreign travel, etc, what food, work and other programs are there for the street people in our country?

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