Catholic Bishops Call for an End to the Raids

Yesterday, US Catholic Bishops called on the Department of Homeland Security and President Bush to stop the immigration raids that are tearing apart families and communities across the country.

US Roman Catholic bishops on Wednesday charged that immigration raids on US workplaces break up families and disrupt communities, without addressing the flawed US immigration system.

“The humanitarian costs of these raids are immeasurable and unacceptable in a civilized society,” Bishop John Wester, chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committee on migration, said in a statement.

“I call upon the Department of Homeland Security and President (George W.) Bush to reexamine the use of worksite enforcement raids as an immigration enforcement tool,” he added.

Bishop Wester also rightfully noted that the raids” reveal the failure of a seriously flawed immigration system.”

I couldn’t agree with him more.

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