Posted on October 20, 2022

Catholic Bishop Blasts Biden, GOP Governors Over Immigration

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, October 18, 2022

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ migration committee chastised the Biden administration and red-state governors for their handling of immigration and called for all sides to collaborate on better treatment.

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, said efforts to ship migrants, “and in some cases intentionally deceive them,” are “unbecoming of a moral society.”

He also lashed the Biden administration for its announcement last week that it would expand use of a Trump-era policy to expel new illegal immigrants at the border with Mexico.

“Neither situation reflects a ‘safe, orderly and humane’ immigration system, but their shared irreverence for human lives is all too common in our present culture,” Bishop Dorsonville said in a new reflection published by the conference.

He said it’s time for a broad immigration deal that would legalize illegal immigrants, expand legal immigration, cut down on detention of those here illegally and address “root causes” of migration.

“National, state, and local governments must work collaboratively with one another and civil society to devise a collective and humane response to the unavoidable reality of migration, seeking to embrace the potential it offers. {snip},” Bishop Dorsonville wrote.