US bishops [still] concerned [even after favorable (i.e., to the USCCCP)] Supreme Court ruling on Arizona immigration law
CWN – June 26, 2012
The chairman of the US bishops’ committee on immigration has said that he is “encouraged” by a Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s strict immigration law, but remains concerned about a key provision that the High Court upheld.
Although the Supreme Court struck down several provisions of the Arizona law, saying that they intruded upon federal authority to enforce immigration law, the justices voted unanimously not to overturn a provision that requires state police to check the legal status of those who are arrested on criminal charges if there is “reasonable suspicion” that they may not be legal residents. Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that the US bishops are “concerned” about that policy.
“The US Catholic bishops across the nation will urge their state governments to not pursue laws such as in Arizona,” the archbishop said.
Additional sources for this story: Archbishop Gomez gives mixed response to immigration ruling (CNA) www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop-gomez-gives-mixed-response-to-immigration-ruling/