Catholic Churches Press for Amnesty, Side with Pro-Abortion Politicians
As Democrats take up immigration reform again, Justice for Immigrants, the group that is running the well-organized campaign for amnesty for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will be rooting for many of the same politicians that support unrestricted abortion-on-demand, have passed and refused to defund ObamaCare and its HHS mandate, and support same-sex marriage.
As Breitbart News reported Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats who have supported funding ObamaCare and the HHS mandate, introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying they were “prepared to do whatever it takes to go to conference with a joint bill” that would “stop the deportations” and provide a “path to citizenship.” Co-sponsors of the bill include Reps. Joe Garcia (D-FL), Jared Polis (D-CO), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), and Suzan DelBene (D-WA).
In support of immigration reform legislation, Justice for Immigrants has just completed “pilgrimages for immigration reform,” one of which was conducted in Virginia.
As WHSV.com reported on September 23rd, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg advocated for immigration reform, with the priest at the pulpit holding up postcards, provided by Justice for Immigrants, for parishioners to sign to send to members of Congress to ask for support for immigration reform.
Following the Spanish Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, parishioners dropped off the postcards at Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s office.
Organizer Roxana Bendezu said she is reminding members of Congress of the importance of this issue.
“We are hoping this issue is talked about and it is not forgotten and the representative takes leadership, because in this community where he is representative of, there are a lot of people who are unfortunately undocumented,” said Bendezu.
Bendezu said the most pressing issue with immigration reform is a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants – even before securing the nation’s borders.
“The first priority should be the human being and therefore the people that are here in their situations should be addressed as a priority,” she said. “They are already part of our community except for this document, this piece of paper,” she added.