CNA Staff, Sep 24, 2020 / 17:19 pm
The chair of the US bishops' migration committee emphasized the importance of immigrant workers in testimony submitted to a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held Wednesday.
Bishop Mario Dorsonville, an auxiliary bishop of Washington gave written testimony to the Sept. 23 hearing on "Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19".
The letter highlights the value of immigrant workers to the United States' economy, especially during the coronavirus pandemics, as well as the human dignity of the immigrants.
"I wish to address the importance and value of immigrants and refugees in aiding to the response of our country in combating the novel coronavirus and COVID-19," the sletter states.