Roman Catholic Bishops Call for Trump to Be Humane Toward Immigrants and Refugees

By the Web Editors 11-14-2016
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On Nov. 14 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asked President-elect Donald Trump to implement policies geared toward honoring the humanity of immigrants and refugees, reports the Associated Press. The Roman Catholic bishops made their call to President-elect Trump at the beginning of their annual meeting in Baltimore.

"A duty to welcome and protect newcomers, particularly refugees, is an integral part of our mission to help our neighbors in need," the bishops said.

Their announcement follows President-elect Trump’s own discordant announcement, in an interview with 60 Minutes, that he will deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants when he takes office. While on the campaign trail, Trump said that he would build a wall on the border of the U.S. and Mexico. He also said that he would deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.

President-elect Trump’s post-election interview with 60 Minutes aired on Nov. 13.

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