Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2017 / 15:46 pm
The U.S. bishops welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed a legal injunction against a Trump administration executive order on refugee resettlement and travel bans targeting Muslim countries.
"We respect the rule of law and the American judicial process," said Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, speaking in his role as chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration.
"We remain steadfast in our commitment to resettling refugees and all those fleeing persecution," Bishop Vazquez said Feb. 10. "At this time, we remain particularly dedicated to ensuring that affected refugee and immigrant families are not separated and that they continue to be welcomed to our country."
"We will continue to welcome the newcomer as it is a vital part of our Catholic faith and an enduring element of our American values and tradition," he added.