We support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes the following elements:
- A pathway to citizenship that ensures all undocumented immigrants have access to full rights;
- Reunification of families;
- Due process protections and accountable and humane enforcement of our immigration laws;
- A legal employment structure that protects both migrants and U.S. workers;
- And economic assistance to, and fair competition with, developing countries. (Network)
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“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.
They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more. The sheer number of people migrating from one continent to another, or shifting places within their own countries and geographical areas, is striking.
Contemporary movements of migration represent the largest movement of individuals, if not of peoples, in history. As the Church accompanies migrants and refugees on their journey, she seeks to understand the causes of migration, but she also works to overcome its negative effects, and to maximize its positive influence on the communities of origin, transit and destination.”