USCCB News Release
September 9, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Conference Advisory
Bishops Ask Homeland Security, President Bush To Abandon Use Of Worksite Enforcement Raids
WASHINGTON—Concerned about the high human cost of immigration raids the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Bush to reexamine the use of worksite enforcement raids as an immigration enforcement tool. "The humanitarian costs of these raids are immeasurable and unacceptable in a civilized society," said Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration.
The comments are part of a statement that the U.S. Bishops plan to issue September 10, to the Department of Homeland Security and President Bush. Bishop Wester and other Catholic leaders will be available tomorrow for questions from media.
Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration
Most Reverend James C. Tamayo, Bishop of Laredo, Texas, and member of USCCB Committee on Migration
Don Kerwin, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Kevin Appleby, Director, Office of Migration and Refugee Policy, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10, 12:00 noon ET
LOCATION: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
3211 4th Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
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