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Another Immigration Reform Plea



By Don Morgan

San Antonio's Catholic Archbishop is again pressing for immigration reform--joining fellow church leaders in a call to assist immigrant children who are in the country illegally--who are apprehended along the border. 

Family Beyond Borders is a letter written by bishops in Texas and Mexico asking leaders to open up a dialogue on the issue.

"We border bishops beleive that what is happening to the immigrant family in the United States is an offense against God and the human conscience" said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller. He said many apprehended children may never see their families again. 

"We were born out of immigrants... why do we not do something to embrace these human beings--and especially children" the Archbishop said.

The Archbishop cited a report claiming more than 24-thousand children have been apprehended along the border, some as young as five years old.  

 

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