New York City, N.Y., Jun 10, 2013 / 13:30 pm
Stressing that immigration reform is needed to "correct injustices," Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the proposed bill in the U.S. Senate makes serious progress in efforts to balance humanitarian and security concerns.
"The Senate proposal, while not perfect, goes a long way toward correcting injustices in the system," the Archbishop of New York wrote in a June 9 column for USA Today. "Despite its shortcomings, the bill significantly improves upon the status quo and will assist millions of families."
"We look forward to continuing to work with Congress to improve the legislation, and we applaud lawmakers of both parties who are working together to bring 11 million people out of the shadows."
Speaking for the U.S. bishops, Cardinal Dolan wrote that immigration is "close to Catholic hearts," the Church having helped to integrate immigrants into the American way of life for generations.