Archbishop Criticizes Kid Deport Efforts

By Bill O'Neil

Not so fast--the word from San Antonio's Roman Catholic Archbishop--who said it's time to put the brakes on efforts to speed the process of sending undocumented immigrant children back to their Central American homes. 

For Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, the dangerous trip the immigrants have taken north is a cry for help. 

"Most have fled their homelands because they have suffered, or face serious harms including death from violence by organized armed criminal actors" the Archbishop said in response to legislation recently offered by Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar, which would cut the process of returning those children from years to days. 

The Archbishop said sending those children back to their violent homelands is shameful.

"They are our sisters and brothers. Let us embrace them with traditional American compassion" the Archbishop said.  

Meanwhile, Congressman Cuellar remains confident his plan will be part of any ultimate solution to the continuing crisis. 

"I think what's going to happen is this language--or something similar that mirrors this language--will be added to the emergency bill. Then, the emergency bill will pass witht his language" Cuellar said.  


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