Catholic Bishops Back Obama Acting Alone On Immigration

David Gibson of Religion News Service reports, “The nation’s Catholic bishops are jumping into the increasingly contentious battle over immigration reform by backing President Obama’s pledge to act on his own.” In an unscheduled address, Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that given the escalating migration crises, the USCCB would support the President’s effort at unilateral reform while still working toward bipartisan consensus. “We are not guided by the latest headlines,” Elizondo said, “but by the human tragedies that we see every day in our parishes and programs, where families are torn apart by enforcement actions.”

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