REPORT: Top Catholic bishop issues statement on government shutdown
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The chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration on Thursday called for President Trump and congressional leaders “to come together and end the shutdown” that’s now in its 20th day.
“The President and Congressional leaders need to come together and end the shutdown with a solution that recognizes the dignity of work of affected employees, respects the humanity of all regardless of immigration status, and protects the sanctity of human life,” Bishop Joseph Vásquez said in a statement.
The article goes on to state the following:
He added that secure U.S. borders and “humane treatment of those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life are not mutually exclusive.”
“The U.S. can ensure both and must do so without instilling fear or sowing hatred. We will continue to advocate for immigration reform to advance the common good and address these issues,” he said.
“Secure borders and humane treatment of those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life are not mutually exclusive.” -Bishop Joe Vásquez, Chairman of the Committee on Migration
— US Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) January 10, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) January 10, 2019
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