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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