On the second day of its Fall General Assembly, the Bishops Conference of Mexico encouraged the country’s government to work to ensure that US authorities treat immigrants with dignity and respect their human rights.
During a press conference, Bishops Alberto Suarez Inda, Renato Ascencio and Rodrigo Aguilar commented on a meeting this week between officials of both governments and they expressed their hope that “as long as there is dialogue, there is hope.”
“I hope the Congress and the President of the United States take steps forward in ensuring the respect, full recognition, health and education, and humane treatment of immigrants,” said Archbishop Suarez of Morelia and Vice President of the Bishops Conference.
Bishop Ascencio of Juarez added, “We must be realistic and not think that we can start a fight with a government and a powerful country, but rather we must find an intelligent and clever strategy to achieve what needs to be achieved at this time.”
The bishops say this year more than 300 Mexicans have died trying to cross the border.