CaribWorldNews, CHICAGO, IL, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: The Catholic Church is again leaving no doubts as to where it stands on immigration reform.
In a domination where many parishioners are Hispanic migrants, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Saturday urged President Obama and the White House to end immigration raids that split up families.
Cardinal Francis George told an immigrants-rights rally that drew about 1,000 people at a northwest Chicago church that the current administration needs to fulfill its promises of change by working toward immigration reform.
The rally was one in a 17-city series of meetings organized by advocates and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. To change U.S. immigration policies.
George said the Catholic church doesn’t approve of people breaking the law, but it believes that everyone deserves respect.
`To separate families, wives from husbands, children from parents, is to diminish what God has joined,` said George, who is archbishop of Chicago.