Monday, October 21, 2013

Maryland bishops encourage immigration reform

Catholic Bishops are urging their congregation to urge their House representatives to pass the Senate bill on immigration reform.    - - Donna Poisl

By: WMAR Staff

Maryland bishops are urging Congress to pass immigration reform “as soon as possible,” according to a release from the Maryland Catholic Conference .

"We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and we urge all members of Maryland's delegation in the House of Representatives to support efforts to pass a similar measure as soon as possible," the bishops wrote in a release.  "It is time to fix our broken immigration system and bring from out of the shadows those who labor in our fields, care for our elderly, build and maintain our homes and lawns, and who work tirelessly at jobs many Americans refuse to fill."

The bishops called on 1.2 million Catholics living in Maryland to press lawmakers to pass the reform.
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