US and Mexican bishops call for reform of immigration laws


 At a news conference tomorrow, (Friday, 24 January) the Catholic bishops of the United States and Mexico will formally release an unprecedented joint statement in which they call for reform of the two nations' immigration laws to reflect the reality of a globalized labour market. Bishop Thomas G Wenski, chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration Committee will present Strangers No Longer, a joint statement of the Catholic bishops of the United States and Mexico calling for: a summit on immigration issues between the presidents of the two nations; immigration laws that recognize the reality of a globalized labour market; a reexamination of blockade strategies for border control; and a more welcoming society in general. The event will take place in the First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC at 10am local time. Source: US Bishops Conference

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