Lincoln, Neb., Feb 27, 2017 / 15:24 pm
Controversial immigration policies issued by United States President Donald Trump's have thus far prompted numerous critiques from concerned U.S. Catholic bishops.
The most recent order, issued Feb. 20, directed officials to more aggressively find, arrest, and deport illegal immigrants, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes.
In his most recent column, "Standing in Solidarity", Bishop James Conley of Lincoln joined other bishops in their criticism of the order, saying it would do "very little to resolve the immigration problems in our country."
"Nor will it meaningfully impact the security of our nation, or the safety of our citizens," he said.
He noted that the previous administration also oversaw numerous deportations, which had little effect on the security of the nation.