Catholic Bishops Push for Amnesty, Urge Dept. of Homeland Security to Ease Deportations


Even though assertions that President Barack Obama is the “deporter in chief” are being debunked by multiple reports, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is pushing the Department of Homeland Security to ease deportations even more before the bishops travel to the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and hold a Mass for immigrants who have died along the border.

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on March 26, the bishops wrote that immigration reform would solve a “moral crisis” and is a “top priority” of the USCCB.

“We believe that legislation which provides a path to citizenship for as many as possible for the deserving members of the current undocumented population living in the United States would protect the integrity of immigration families and communities and serve the security, social, and economic interests of the United States,” the bishops wrote.