August 04, 2010

Tulsa Bishop Offers Ideas for Immigration Reform

"It is the clear teaching of the Catholic Church that sovereign nations have the right to control their borders," Edward J. Slattery writes today. "Illegal immigration is wrong and harms everyone involved in it."

However, writes the bishop of the diocese of Tulsa, "the United States must do what it can to establish an orderly process whereby needed workers can enter the country in a legal, safe, and dignified manner to obtain jobs or to reunite themselves with family members."

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  1. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Brandon, Is the Bishop championing amnesty when he mentions 'reuniting family members'? If so, perhaps he's forgotten that the Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was a blanket amnesty for nearly 3 million illegal aliens.

    The American people were told that this was a one time amnesty and that our borders would then be secured and that the employers, who hired illegals, would be penalized.

    None of this occurred.

    There have several amnesties since the 1986 one and the situation, as everyone who follows this knows, has only gotten worse.

    Izzy

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