U.S. Bishops Call for Congressional Action on Immigration

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, issued a public statement this week lamenting the lack of Congressional action on immigration legislation. He wrote that "we have long urged Congress and the President to work together to enact legislation that provides permanent protections - including a pathway to citizenship-for our undocumented brothers and sisters. There is strong support among the American people for congressional action on immigration. Meanwhile, the inability of political leaders to come together and reach consensus on positive, forward-looking immigration legislation has grave consequences for human lives and the wellbeing of this country." He urged Congress "to promote the full integration of undocumented persons and to create a more sustainable immigration system, consistent with the common good." This issue comes to the forefront particularly at Christmas when we reflect upon the Holy family that traveled from Nazareth to Egypt, seeking protection from Herod's efforts to destroy infant Jesus. Click here for his full statement.

December 23, 2021 - 9:24am

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