Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Immigration reform info

Confused about all the talk involving immigration reform? The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has a short  background paper about the need for comprehensive reform here. On the Bishops’ agenda:
1) a path to citizenship for the undocumented population in the country;
2) reform of the family-based immigration system to reunite families—husband, wife, and children—more expeditiously;
3) a future flow low-skilled worker program for migrant workers to enter and work in the U.S. safely and legally;
4) the restoration of due process protections for immigrants; and
5) policies which address the root causes of migration--poverty and persecution.

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