(February 27, 2006) -- Catholic, Evangelical Christian, Protestant, and Jewish leaders will speak out on the need for comprehensive immigration reform as the U.S. Senate takes up consideration of legislation that will change the nation's immigration laws. In December, the U.S. House of Representatives passed enforcement-only legislation that would bring undue harm to legal immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees in this country; potentially criminalize assistance offered by faith workers; and fail to solve our nation's immigration crisis.
|Participants:||Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
Archbishop of Washington
Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Rabbi Scott Sperling
Reverend Dr. Robert Edgar
|Location:||United Methodist Building
100 Maryland Avenue, N.W.
(Next to the Supreme Court)
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, March 1, 2006
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Sister Mary Ann Walsh,