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Baltimore, Md., Nov 18, 2009 / 06:15 pm (CNA).- By a simple majority vote at their fall assembly in Baltimore, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has elected the new chairmen-elect of five committees.
By a 118-114 vote, Archbishop of St. Louis Robert J. Carlson was chosen over Bishop of Raleigh, N. Carolina Michael F. Burbidge to become chairman-elect of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report on proposed reforms to the detention system that recommends expanded use of alternatives to detention, new models for detention, and improved oversight of medical care and confinement of detainees.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) views the recommendations as a welcome first step in addressing our broken immigration system, and moving away from the flawed penal system model that has been adopted for immigrant detention.
Georgia attorney named to head CLINIC
SELECTS GEORGIA IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has appointed Maria M. Odom, a renowned immigration attorney, as executive director.
THE VALUE OF WORK; THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
Most Reverend William F. Murphy
Bishop of Rockville Centre
Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
CLINIC Chairman Most Reverend Jaime Soto sent condolences to the family of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Bishop Soto expressed gratitude for Sen. Kennedy's support for immigrants and contributions to positive legislation on immigration.
A copy of the letter is below.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama and his administration want to see comprehensive reform of the nation's immigration system "happen sooner than later," according to a Catholic immigration advocate.