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Our readers asked:

Am I following the Church’s teaching on social justice if I am in favor of immigration laws being enforced?

Richard G. Malloy, SJ Answers:

As Catholic followers of Jesus, we are called to love one another. How to do that in situations where people need to migrate calls for bold discernment and communal discussion. Justiceforimmigrants.org is the official website of the U.S. Bishops teaching us how to respond to immigration issues. Having recently spent a week at Border Links and KINO Border Initiative on the Arizona Mexico Border, I am more and more aware that real people suffer the insanities of our present immigration policy. For them, we need real immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

 
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The Author : Richard G. Malloy, SJ
Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., is Vice President for University Ministries, the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, and author of A Faith That Frees (Orbis Books).
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  • Mike

    your forefathers that made it possilbe for you to be bron in this country (USA) where themselves illegal immigrents that killed the real owners of this land so they could have it. think about that for a minute.

  • Buffy McMuffin

    Amnesty for those who broke the law! Reward them with Citizenship – its the right thing to do.

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