WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ official domestic anti-poverty agency has announced $800,000 in grants to push for comprehensive immigration reform.
“There is an urgent need to mobilize resources efficiently in order to meet the challenge,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, Calif.
Bishop Soto, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development subcommittee, stressed that “the possibility for real immigration reform has never been closer.”
“These grants represent a distinctively Catholic contribution in promoting comprehensive immigration reform,” the bishop explained. “They will strengthen the capacity of our institutions to help immigrant...READ MORE