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Catholic bishops denounce immigration raids as “anti-family”

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From God’s Politics:

“The humanitarian costs of these raids are immeasurable and unacceptable in a civilized society” […] “many families never recover, others never reunite.”

clipped from blog.beliefnet.com

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family (by Jennifer Svetlik)

Christians for Comprehensive Immigration ReformLast year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without first inquiring about their legal status. One day, a woman called the house on behalf of two young boys who had come home to an empty apartment; their parents had been taken in a raid, and the boys had no other relatives or friends in the country. They had been born in the U.S., but their parents were undocumented workers; the raid had traumatized and temporarily orphaned them. They were afraid to leave their home and had no idea how to locate their parents. […]
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement urging Homeland Security to discontinue worksite enforcement raids until […]
“humanitarian safeguards” are put into place. The statement says, “The humanitarian costs of these raids are immeasurable and unacceptable in a civilized society” and reminds us that “many families never recover, others never reunite.”
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Written by Monte

October 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm

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  1. There’s “family values” for you.

    Steve

    October 18, 2008 at 12:11 am


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