Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark rallied in support of a Mexican immigrant threatened with deportation because "God has shared his solidarity with every human situation."
The Catholic bishops of Texas said the state's move to prohibit cities from providing sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation "does not help peace officers build trust with the migrant community."
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Updated with video: The U.S. regional meeting's final statement called all faith communities to declare themselves sanctuaries for the discriminated.
The mother who made headlines as possibly the first unauthorized immigrant to be deported from the United States under President Donald Trump's immigration orders was being sheltered overnight by the Kino Border Institute in Nogales, Mexico, Feb. 9.
The bishops' conference hopes to collaborate with the new administration on comprehensive immigration reform. The bishops have no formal stance on President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez writes: "We have a consensus in public opinion. What we are waiting for is politicians and media figures who have the will and the courage to tell the truth and to lead."
Immigration Pardons: People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO) is currently circulating a petition to deliver to the White House Dec. 15 urging the Obama administration to grant pardons immigrants in the country without legal documentation and people with nonviolent, federal drug offenses serving prison sentences. It is also urging local elected officials, governors, mayors and churches across the country to take steps to designate themselves sanctuaries, protecting immigrants from deportation, in response to President-elect Donald Trump promises to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants without documentation.
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