- Oct 28, 2020
Supporters of school voucher programs are looking forward to action on the issue given the Trump administration’s focus on it. Trump’s budget doesn’t explain how it will work out, but his education secretary says she has a plan.
Archbishop Jose Gomez, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said immigration is the “human rights test of our time” and said that having a policy that solely focuses on deportations without addressing reform of the immigration system risks causing “a human rights nightmare.”
Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor at The Catholic Association, said the president’s visit was appropriate given Catholic schools’ “record of success.” She said Catholic high school students are twice as likely as public school students to graduate college and their high school education is half the cost as public schools.
After the Associated Press obtained a draft memo outlining a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, New Mexico’s Catholic bishops called the idea “a declaration of some form of war.” The White House has denied the memo.
At a conference at Catholic University of America, just north of Capitol Hill, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley called affordable health care “foundational” and warned government leaders that they had a “moral obligation” not to deprive people of health insurance.