Orlando, Fla., May 17, 2005 / 22:00 pm
The United States need a new immigration policy that will protect and address the need of immigrant and U.S-born workers, said Bishop Thomas Wenski in a special column published in the Orlando Sentinel.
The bishop issued his message after federal officials rounded up 66 undocumented workers at a construction site in downtown Orlando last month.
He echoed President George W. Bush’s comment earlier this year that the U.S. immigration system is “outdated” and punishes hard-working people who only want to provide for their families.
These 66 arrests did nothing to enhance national security, which was the pretext used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in arresting them, said the bishop.