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Texas bishop to testify before Congress on immigration

June 24, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on June 25 about the immigration of unaccompanied minors, the El Paso Times reported.

“I will clarify the US bishops’ support for the right of a nation to control her borders and to enforce the rule of law,” he said at a press conference. “We do not consider the current broken immigration system as in any way serving as a model for the way a country should receive migrants.”

“My prayer is that [political leaders] will be moved by reality, by the faces of these immigrants, by the stories of these children and for them to take a different approach, not to be fearful but to be compassionate,” he added. “Lebanon has accepted more than 1,000,000 who have fled from the Syrian violence of Jordan, Kenya, Thailand and many other nations which host refugees. The world will be watching to see how we handle this much smaller influx.”


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  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 24, 2014 11:13 AM ET USA

    The parents of these children should be arrested for child abandonment and refused admittance to this country - they would be in this country if the situation was reversed, but it seems that only "some" laws are applied in this instance. It was only a few years ago, during the Reagan Administration, that Amnesty brought in millions of illegal aliens, now some people want more. Do we wait another few years to do this all over again? Let the Border Patrol do their job and let's build a wall.