Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Catholic bishops: Fix unjust immigration system

A letter from Catholic bishops.  - - Donna Poisl

by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Immigration reform is an issue close to Catholic hearts. America has wonderfully welcomed generations of immigrant families, and our parishes, schools and charitable ministries have long helped successfully integrate immigrants into American life.

Congress will soon debate the most comprehensive overhaul of our nation's immigration laws in almost 30 years. With the stakes so high, it's important that Congress craft legislation that balances the legitimate needs of security with our heritage of welcoming immigrants and the gifts they bring to our country.
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