The U.S. bishops’ conference migration chairman is praising a new initiative by the Department of Homeland Security, while seemingly calling for open borders.
Monday, El Paso bishop Mark Seitz lauded the family reunification plan enacted by the DHS last week and advocated for more changes to U.S. immigration policies.
In a USCCB statement, Seitz remarked, “Unfortunately, what the need for such programs demonstrates is that backlogs continue to pose untenable challenges for aspiring immigrants who seek to avail themselves of the limited legal pathways currently available, whether family- or employment-based in nature.”
“This is why my brother bishops and I, along with the vast majority of civic leaders and the American public, know immigration reform is ultimately the only true and sustainable solution to these challenges,” the Texas bishop declared. “We continue to urge Congress to come together on a bipartisan basis to achieve this, a difficult, but not impossible, task, as demonstrated by recent measures such as the Dignity Act.”
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