Joint USCCB-CLINIC Letter on Executive Action

On September 9, 2014, Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, Chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, Chairman of board of directors of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) implored Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to work with the President to authorize deferred action for deserving groups. The bishops state, “With immigration reform legislation stalled in Congress, our nation can no longer wait to send the suffering of family separation caused by our broken immigration system.”

 

The bishops, on behalf of USCCB and CLINIC, recommend steps to address the unacceptable family separation caused by our broken immigration system. 

 

Read a copy of the joint USCCB-CLINIC letter (PDF)