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USCCB urges action against ‘dangerous’ refugee bill

April 07, 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued an action alert urging Catholics to “tell [the] House leadership not to bring [an] anti-refugee bill to a vote.”

According to the alert, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016, sponsored by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), would “roll back protections for refugees seeking admission to the United States, as well as for refugees who have already been admitted to the country.”

“As the House Leadership contemplates whether to bring this bill to the House floor for a vote, it is critical that they hear from everyone who supports refugee resettlement,” the alert continued. “We must persuade them to not bring this dangerous measure to a vote in the full House of Representatives.”


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  • Posted by: space15796 - Apr. 08, 2016 11:32 AM ET USA

    I agree with seewig. Follow the money on this issue. "Refugee resettlement" is code for "millions of federal dollars to charitable organizations, aka, Big Religion". We can love them and help them where they live to improve living conditions in their own countries. We cannot take in all the world's poor, particularly those who have no plans to assimilate, but instead strive to force their country of origin's culture on us.

  • Posted by: unum - Apr. 08, 2016 10:41 AM ET USA

    The USCCB Alert to Catholics says, "Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted people to come to the United States, undergoing rigorous security screenings by the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of State, and National Counter Terrorism Center". This assertion flies in the face of FBI statements that they cannot vet refugees from war-torn areas because of the chaos there. If the USCCB wants the support of the laity, they owe us the truth!

  • Posted by: seewig - Apr. 07, 2016 10:53 PM ET USA

    That's easy, but first the USCCB must explain who "refugees seeking admission" and "refugees who have already been admitted to the country" are. A positive response would also be easier, knowing what is meant under "refugee resettlement". Obvious, the enticements for people entering this country illegally, in political correctness: "undocumented", have been exaggerated and must be changed. The bishops can start with donating publicly at least half their salaries to mitigate the problem.