Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2018 / 14:35 pm
The Archbishop of Los Angeles said he "welcomes" an executive order signed Wednesday by President Trump, and called on Congress to act on immigration reform.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday titled "Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation," intended to end the practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border, while maintaining the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy illegal entry into the United States.
The executive order said that detained families will be held together, "where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources."
In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, Vice-President of the bishops' conference, said "I welcome the President's executive order ending the cruel family separation policy. Now Congress needs to act on immigration. With my brother (bishops) @USCCB, I am disappointed about the bills the House will vote on tomorrow."