Overall improves upon status quo Bishops will seek more changes as process continues House should act on bi-partisan comprehensive bill
WASHINGTON, DC. (Tháng sáu 28, 2013)—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Chủ tịch của Hoa Kỳ. Hội nghị giám mục công giáo (USCCB) Ủy ban về di cư, commended, Tháng sáu 28, Hoa Kỳ. Senate for passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Hoa Kỳ. Senate passed S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, bằng cách bỏ phiếu 68-32.
He urged the House of Representatives to immediately consider bi-partisan comprehensive immigration reform.
“I commend the U.S. Senate on the vote and for the bi-partisan cooperation displayed during the legislative process,” Archbishop Gomez said.”I urge the House of Representatives to follow the U.S. Senate’s lead and pass a comprehensive reform bill as soon as possible.”
Archbishop Gomez stated that while the USCCB Committee on Migration disagrees with elements of the bill, they see the legislation as an overall improvement upon the status quo.
“The status quo of our current system causes much suffering among immigrants and their families and must end,” Archbishop Gomez said.”The Senate legislation would allow immigrants and their families to come out of the shadows and into the light and would protect families from separation.”
Archbishop Gomez said that the USCCB will continue to seek improvements in the Senate legislation and in any legislation considered by the U.S. Hạ viện, including making the path to citizenship for undocumented persons more accessible and achievable.
“Our work is not finished,” Đức Tổng giám mục Gomez nói. “The Church will continue to fight for the rights of migrants, both during the current debate and into the future.”
Từ khóa: những người di cư, người nhập cư, HOA KỲ. Hội nghị giám mục công giáo, USCCB, Ủy ban về di cư, Quốc hội Hoa Kỳ, Archbishop José Gomez, cải cách nhập cư, S. 744, Border Security Economic Competitiveness and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013
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