Sunday, August 10, 2014

LA Archbishop Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

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NPR interviewed the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez, about U.S. immigration policy.  The Archbishop was born in Mexico, and became an U.S. citizen a few years ago.

Archbishop Gomez, among other things, said the following:

"We can be a beautiful example for the whole world. What Los Angeles is now is the way the world is going to be, in my mind - with the movements of people."

On the issue of Central American children coming to the United States, Archbishop Gomez stated:

  "It seems that sometimes we see these young immigrants coming by themselves as a threat for our country. When, in reality, they're just looking for safety and for a place where they can grow up as normal, healthy, and good and strong members of society. I think our concern, in the Church, was that we will send them back right away, without really giving them the opportunity to (unintelligible) their situation."

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/08/la-archbishop-wants-us-opened-to-more-immigrants.html

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