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USCCB president calls upon Congress to adopt immigration reform

June 06, 2014

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called upon Congress to “reform our nation’s broken immigration system.”

“The time to act is now,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville said in a June 5 statement. “As pastors, we see the human consequences of this broken system each day in our parishes and social service programs, as families are separated, migrant workers are exploited, and our fellow human beings risk everything to find a better life for themselves and the ones they love. Our nation should no longer tolerate an unjust system.”

“We will pray for and work with members of Congress so that they might reform our immigration laws in a manner that properly balances the protection of human rights with the rule of law,” he continued. “And as we approach our General Assembly next week in New Orleans, I would ask my brother bishops to join me in offering our prayers, works, and joys of that meeting for the intention that the human dignity of all immigrants be fully respected.”


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jun. 06, 2014 8:08 PM ET USA

    What on earth is the Catholic Church going to do when the prelates have successfully eliminated all of the taxpayers who support everything through government coercion that is lobbied for by the USCCB? Then where are they going to get their funding from?