Skip to comments.Calif. immigration law praised as bishops urge national action
Posted on 10/08/2013 7:12:22 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 7, 2013 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles applauded a new California law that will allow undocumented migrants to receive state drivers licenses, while calling for greater federal reform. Driving is one of the basic necessities of life. So this new law is going to make a big difference for millions of people in their everyday lives, Archbishop Gomez told participants of an Oct. 3 rally at Los Angeles City Hall. It will make it easier for them to get to work, to go to school, to go the store, to get to church. This bill will make our families, our communities and our economy stronger. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Oct. 3 to allow permits for California residents who are in the country illegally, after they pass a driving test. The legislation was praised as a landmark bill that could spark further reform across the country and make the roads of California safer. It is estimated that more than one million people may be able to gain licenses under the new law. However, Archbishop Gomez noted, the legislation is still only a half-measure because the U.S. immigration system is totally broken and can only be fixed by real and comprehensive reform at the national level. We need immigration reform that keeps families together, that gives rights to workers, and that provides a generous path to citizenship, he said, adding that comprehensive immigration reform would help immigrants join in the American promise and live with the dignity that God intends for them. In a Sept. 30 letter to members of Congress, Archbishop Gomez joined other leaders of the U.S. bishops conference in urging that the government shutdown be quickly resolved so that Congress
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The bishops acknowledged a legitimate right to national borders, as well as the need to respect local laws..But here It will make it easier for them to get to work, so much for respect of our laws.Just ignore the laws of using fake or stolen documents.False claims of citizenship, false imformation on I-9 tax forms..He never says how the illegals must do their part..
>>It will make it easier for them to get to work, to go to school, to go the store, to get to church. <<
Break our laws, steal our treasure, take jobs away from the young and other minorities.
Yeah, this is compassion.
Will it make it easier for them to get the F out of the country then start all over only this time come to the US legally?
Why do we have immigration laws again? Oh that's right, to protect the country and it's citizens. What happens when those laws are ignored?
This is what happens.........
I’d give them a driver’s license AND a car if they drove it back to Mexico and stayed there.
“It will make it easier for them to get to work”
How did they get a job without a social security number?
keeping in mind Jesus exhortation to help the poor, the hungry, the stranger and the imprisoned
Where does this say government? We are not a theocracy.
Illegal alien Mexican invaders GO HOME!
Render unto Caesar . . . In other words, MYOB Padre!
Hey, the Californicate elite have to have their gardiners, nannies, maids, child sex slaves, etc. A license to drive will allow them to get there on time. Nothing nastier than an aging but popular (in their own mind) Hollywood bimbo that has to tolerate a maid that is continually late for work.
“Bishop” Gomez is nothing but a Mexican agitator who should never have been given citizenship in the United States
Calling him an American is an abomination, he’s a filthy liar, a cheap Mexican hustler trying to run a game on the gringo rubes
Sorry, Archbishop José H. Gomez,
you can`t ride the donkey into Jerusalem
without palm branches.
Gomez should agree to pay real estate taxes on all the Catholic Churches in Southern California if he really wants to raise money to help the illegals.
Apparently the Bishops are more concerned with the tithe of those attending their churches, vs. obeying God.
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