- Jul 7, 2020
While the recent bishops’ meeting did not have immigration as a central issue this year, it continues to be something the U.S. Church is focused on.
Some of the nation’s most vocal bishops on immigration were at the Encuentro. Their message to Crux: America is stronger because of its immigrants.
After four days marking the V Encuentro, a new generation of lay leaders of Hispanic Catholics represent the changing face and future of the U.S. Catholic Church.
During a time when immigrants around the country have come under attack, the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, and representatives from other dioceses in Texas and nearby New Mexico are joining a variety of faith groups in a show of support and solidarity for migrants in their communities.
Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told congressional leaders that Dreamers had “renewed everyone’s faith in the American dream” and urged lawmakers to find a permanent solution for them.
The U.S. Catholic bishops labeled the decision by the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status to El Salvadorans as heartbreaking.