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Calif. immigration law praised as bishops urge national action
Patheos.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | CNA Daily News

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 driver’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: aliens; catholic; immigration
“Every American has a duty to help bring about reform in this arena, keeping in mind Jesus’ exhortation to help the poor, the hungry, the stranger and the imprisoned,” they said, warning against attempts to over simply the situation into an “us vs. them” scenario..I never hear them say, over in Mexico how every Mexican in Mexico,has a duty to help bring about reform in this arena, keeping in mind Jesus’ exhortation to help the poor, the hungry, the stranger and the imprisoned,”

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..

1 posted on 10/08/2013 7:12:22 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

>>“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.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 7:20:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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“It will make it easier for them to get to work, to go to school, to go the store, to get to church....

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.........

VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS MEMORIAL

3 posted on 10/08/2013 7:22:57 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I’d give them a driver’s license AND a car if they drove it back to Mexico and stayed there.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 7:26:25 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: moonshinner_09

“It will make it easier for them to get to work”

How did they get a job without a social security number?


5 posted on 10/08/2013 7:30:04 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 7:41:14 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: moonshinner_09
Didn't Jesus say something about “Render unto Cesar what is Cesar's and render unto God what is God's''?
7 posted on 10/08/2013 7:46:04 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Illegal alien Mexican invaders GO HOME!


8 posted on 10/08/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Render unto Caesar . . . In other words, MYOB Padre!


9 posted on 10/08/2013 8:06:26 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 8:12:00 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (When His Arrogance talks out of his a$$, Harry Reid's lips move.)
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To: moonshinner_09

“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


11 posted on 10/08/2013 8:14:24 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: moonshinner_09

Sorry, Archbishop José H. Gomez,
you can`t ride the donkey into Jerusalem
without palm branches.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 8:55:01 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)))
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To: Regulator

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.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 9:25:56 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: moonshinner_09

Apparently the Bishops are more concerned with the tithe of those attending their churches, vs. obeying God.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 9:39:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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