I am posting a notice about Cardinal McCarrick testifying in the Senate re: Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We need to help the Catholic position on Immigration Reform be known - many other voices are distracting and distorting our position as Catholics.
Cardinal McCarrick testifies in the U.S. Senate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration on October 8th on the Church's position on immigration reform. Cardinal McCarrick called for legislation which would 1) bring immigrants out of the shadows through a legalization program; 2) preserve family unity through reforms to the family-based immigration system; 3) create legal avenues for migration for migrant workers; 4) restore due process protections for immigrants; and 5) address the root causes of migration. In his testimony, Cardinal McCarrick described the human suffering that the Church witnesses each day in immigrant communities, as families are torn apart and immigrants are detained for long periods. Cardinal McCarrick also asked the subcommittee to ensure that the immigration debate is civil and is not used for political or partisan purposes.
A copy of the Cardinal's testimony can be found on the Justice for Immigrant's website at justiceforimmigrants.org