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Supreme Court immigration decision is ‘huge disappointment,’ says USCCB committee chair

June 27, 2016

The chairman of the Committee on Migration of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decried United States v. Texas, the June 23 Supreme Court ruling against two Obama administration initiatives intended to restrict the deportation of illegal immigrants.

“The decision is a huge disappointment; it means millions of families will continue to live in fear of deportation and without the immediate ability to improve their lives through education and good jobs,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle.

“However, in the wake of this opinion, we must also focus on the bigger picture: comprehensive immigration reform is necessary to fix our broken system,” he added. “We should not separate families. While today's decision is a setback, we must not lose hope that reform is possible.”

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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jun. 27, 2016 8:23 PM ET USA

    The USCCB is again operating out of their legitimate sphere and usurping the role of the laity. The can't even run their own house more less the country.