“Catholic Charities’ work with migrants is rooted in the Gospel and in Catholic social teaching,” said the joint Aug. 12 statement of Catholic Charities USA and the Texas bishops.
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Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley in McAllen, said the new order gave her “great sadness,” and urged its reversal.
The USCCB noted that the bills would provide a pathway to citizenship for more than three million immigrants.
The U.S. bishops have been supportive of the president’s initial moves, which include enhanced protections for children of undocumented immigrants and increasing the number of refugee admissions.
President Donald Trump signed order Wednesday intended to end the practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border.
Two federal judges blocked the March 5 expiration date for DACA, and the Supreme Court declined to hear an immediate review.
Sens. Thom Tillis, James Lankford and Orrin Hatch have proposed the Succeed Act.