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Border bishops call for dignity regardless of ‘migration condition’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they're seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building "bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation." MORE

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend and search two people in 2013 who were suspected of entering the U.S. illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River near McAllen, Texas. In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border called for respecting people's dignity regardless of "migration condition." (CNS photo/Larry W. Smith, EPA) See BORDER-BISHOPS-IMMIGRATION Feb. 16, 2017.