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Immigration and the Church
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez called the status quo morally unacceptable, saying, "This suffering must end."
The Nuns on the Bus on Wednesday kicked off a tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a push to legislation in Congress.
Carrying red flowers representing the 389 workers arrested during a 2008 raid, hundreds of people participated in a Walk for Justice and interfaith prayer service to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the immigration raid on the Agriprocessors Plant in Postville.
The event continues to have an impact far beyond the small town in a rural corner of the Dubuque archdiocese.
Comprehensive immigration reform appears closer than ever after a bipartisan group of senators put forward a proposal that represents months of careful negotiation.
"As members of the one body of Christ, we are obligated to stand with our little sisters and brothers," said Bishop Patrick McGrath.
The forum was part of an effort by the nation's largest faith-based organizing network to push what advocates say are essential elements for an immigration reform bill.
Across the nation hundreds of illegal immigrant were released Tuesday from detention centers, amid budget concerns tied to Friday's sequestration deadline.
The released individuals remain in removal proceedings, according to USA Today, and will likely land in a variety of supervised release programs, with the possibility of electronic monitoring.
The following is a statement from the chairman of the bishops' committee on migration. Read the related story here.
Statement of Archbishop José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Chairman, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's Committee on Migration
On May 12, a Tucson physician and her son found the body of a young male in the Santa Cruz riverbed near Tubac, about a half mile east of the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 19, according to a news release from the Tucson Samaritans and Green Valley Samaritans.
They called in the discovery to the Santa Cruz County sheriff’s office, which responded immediately and removed the body.
Founded 10 years ago, the Samaritans are people who provide food, water and medical aid to migrants in the Tucson sector of the borderlands and work to humanize border policy, according to the release.
Read more by clicking here to access the news release.