California governor visits Mexico, meets with bishops on migration
Catholic World News - August 01, 2014
Governor Jerry Brown of California traveled to Mexico and met with a group of bishops to discuss the plight of unaccompanied migrant children.
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles joined the governor in convening the meeting.
“False information on an upcoming immigration reform” is one of the major reasons for the recent surge in migration, the Mexican Episcopal Conference stated in a note to the Fides news agency.
Bishop Guillermo Rodrigo Teodoro Ortiz Mondragón, who leads the conference’s Commission for Human Mobility, agreed to launch an information campaign on US immigration laws to counter the efforts of human traffickers who have spread the false information.
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Posted by: John J Plick -
Aug. 02, 2014 3:38 PM ET USA
Our Catholic Church experiences the unique blessing of truly being transcendent regarding national boundaries. If our bishops and the bishops of the nations involved were truly committed one would think that an "international campaign" to educate the poor with respect to this issue could be mounted that would not only discourage law-breaking but facilitate orderly immigration within the established framework.