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Bishops Renew Pledge to Fight Trump-Backed Immigration Proposals

posted on June 15, 2017

America’s Michael J. O’Loughlin reports that Catholic bishops announced that they would be more proactive in creating a vision for immigration reform, after Tuesday’s meeting in Indianapolis. O’Loughlin writes, “Following Mr. Trump’s surprise victory in November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convened a special working group to coordinate the church’s response to immigration proposals from the new administration.” Some Christian groups have declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented individuals, but O’Loughlin notes that “Catholic leaders have largely shied away from such declarations, insisting that they have no legal basis for such moves and that doing so could ultimately offer false hope to undocumented immigrants.”

Read at America