Friday, January 20, 2012

Archbishop Niederauer to Protest Deportation, Breaking Up Families

On Saturday, January 28, Archbishop Niederauer and bishops from the Bay Area will call on Gov. Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris to stop the separation of families and to end SCOMM.  SCOMM (“Secure Communities”) is separating families by deporting thousands of people each year in California.

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I have thought a lot about this. Yes, it is wrong for people to enter American illegally.  But is it right to grab a husband and father, and suddenly deport him, leaving his wife and children behind?  To be separated for years?  With the whole family struggling financially?  That is not right either. Hence, the US Bishops continuing call for Immigration Reform to find a solution that is morally acceptable.

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