|The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) has just released its 2010 Voter's Guide for the upcoming Primary Election online at|
ARIZONA ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS' STATEMENT ON U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SUSAN BOLTON'S RULING ON SB 1070
ARIZONA ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS' STATEMENT ON
|Illegal immigration is bad for our nation. It is not good for us to not know who is entering ourcountry.|
|Our international borders need to be secured and we need to be protected from drug smuggling,weapons smuggling, human trafficking and violence.|
|There must be a process - but not amnesty - for persons who have entered our country illegally to pursue legal status. This process must have proportionate consequences for the act of illegal entry, consequences that would include fines, learning English, and going to the "back of the line" to seek citizenship.|
|Our nation needs a program that would allow needed workers to enter the country legally. This program must include protection of worker rights.|
immigration system have included the deaths of thousands of people.
Migrants - women, men, children in desperate circumstances - have died trying to enter our country. U.S.
citizens have died because of crimes committed by drug smugglers, people smugglers and weapons
We pray for those who have died and for their grieving families.
And we pray that our senators and representatives will put aside their partisan divisions and go to work
immediately to fix the broken immigration system.
Most Rev. James S. Wall
Bishop of Gallup
Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix
Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas
Bishop of Tucson
Most Rev. Eduardo A. Nevares
Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix
The current issue of Lansing Update has been posted to the Michigan Catholic Conference Web site at:
1. Enhanced Support for Non-Public Schools Highlight Budget Week
2. State of Michigan Budget Woes Continue as State Awaits Fed Action