October 29, 2017
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
Our nation has grappled with the difficult issue of immigration for hundreds of years, struggling to manage the sometimes rapid change in demographics. Throughout the decades, we have wrestled with a profound question: How do we protect our citizens and remain a nation of laws while respecting the inherent dignity of each human person?
U.S. Catholic bishops have long supported comprehensive measures in Congress that take into consideration the significant nuances of immigration policy, and offer a balance of mercy and compassion with the rule of law.