Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cardinal McCarrick brings immigration reform message to Senate

Cardinal McCarrick has told a Senate committee that immigration reform is needed to reunite families, help the country economically and restore human rights. - - Donna Poisl

by Catholic News Agency

Washington D.C., (CNA).- Comprehensive immigration reform is needed to help bring undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows” and to reunite them with their families, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick told a Senate subcommittee on Thursday.

Addressing the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the cardinal said the United States requires an immigration system that links legal immigration with the country’s long-term economic needs, with family unity and with basic human rights.
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