WASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic Bishops of the southernborder issued a statementon April 6, 2018, regarding their deep concern over the Administration'sdecision to deploy the National Guard atthe U.S./Mexico border. Bishop Joe Vásquez, Chairman of the USCCB Committee onMigration, today issued the following statement in support of the SouthernBorder Bishops and in response to the Administration's recent actions:
"On behalf of the USCCB Committee on Migration, Ifully affirm the concerns voiced by the U.S. Bishops of the southern borderregarding the presence of the National Guard at the U.S./Mexico border. Current law entitles those fleeing persecutionand arriving in our country to due-process as their claims are reviewed. As theborder bishops state: 'Seeking refuge from persecution and violence in searchof a peaceful life for oneself and one's family is not a crime.' Our faith calls us to respond with compassionto those who suffer and seek safe haven; we ask our government to do the sameas it seeks to safely and humanely secure the border."
Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez,USCCB Committee on Migration, White House, National Guard, Mexico border, U.S. border
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