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USCCB migration chairman expresses opposition to Border Safety and Security Act

January 18, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Migration, expressed opposition to the Border Safety and Security Act of 2023 (H.R. 29), sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).

“If enacted, this legislation would sever access to protection for vulnerable persons on the move, including asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, victims of torture, and victims of human trafficking who are fleeing life-threatening situations,” the prelate warned. “The bill is antithetical to our nation’s moral principles, contrary to US refugee law, and would cause the United States to violate its international obligations.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 18, 2023 12:26 PM ET USA

    For nearly 2 years millions of foreigners have been invading the U.S. with the magic word on their tongues: asylum. Where were Seitz and his Democrat colleagues in the Administration, Senate, and House when these people needed to be documented, educated, and taught the U.S. language, customs, and history? Why were schools, dormitories, family housing, stores, gyms, and parishes not built to serve them? Why instead were they flown and bussed to God knows where to do God knows what? Do they vote?