Washington D.C., Jan 31, 2018 / 15:00 pm
Echoing an earlier USCCB comment about President Donald Trump's proposed framework on immigration reform released last week, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, has offered a mixed review of the potential changes.
While Bishop Vasquez said the bishops are pleased that a path to citizenship for the "Dreamers" is part of the plan, he is critical of proposed restrictions on family unification and the elimination of the protections for unaccompanied minors.
"Family immigration is part of the bedrock of our country and of our Church," said Vasquez in a statement released by the USCCB.
"Upholding and protecting the family unit, regardless of its national origins, is vital to our faith."