Washington D.C., Jan 30, 2013 / 00:09 am
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles welcomed an immigration reform plan proposed by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators as a much-needed foundation for further reform efforts.
"It is vital that the framework includes a path to citizenship, so that undocumented immigrants can come out of the shadows and into the light and have a chance to become Americans," said Archbishop Gomez, who chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration.
The proposal "gives hope to millions of our fellow human beings," he continued.
On Jan. 28, a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a series of principles to guide Congress in enacting broad immigration reform in the U.S.