USCCCP committee chair welcomes court decision blocking Trump executive order on refugees
[Will they react the same way if a federal court overturns the Prez’ order restoring the Mexico City Policy which bans US aid to international NGOs that perform or promote abortion? – that is, with rhetoric such as “We respect the rule of law and the American judicial process …”]
Catholic World News – February 13, 2017
The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration has issued a statement welcoming an appellate court ruling that halts implementation of portions of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees.
“We welcome the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We respect the rule of law and the American judicial process,” said Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to resettling refugees and all those fleeing persecution.”
The prelate added:
At this time, we remain particularly dedicated to ensuring that affected refugee and immigrant families are not separated and that they continue to be welcomed to our country. We will continue to welcome the newcomer, as it is a vital part of our Catholic faith and an enduring element of our American values and tradition.