What the bishop of El Paso told the vice president on immigration – Catholic World Report

The bishop of El Paso said the Church must work with the administration on issues that overlap, after attending an immigration roundtable with the vice president on Friday. Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso was one of a number of local leaders who met with Vice President Kamala Harris (D) on her first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, June 25. “We know there are many areas in which we do not agree with positions taken by the administration. And those issues need to be discussed, no question about it,” said Bishop Seitz told CNA in an interview following the meeting. “But we also need to work with the administration and our legislators on areas where Catholic teaching and practice comes together with efforts that our government is making,” he said. Participating at the roundtable with Harris at El Paso International Airport were Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), and members of faith-based groups that work with immigrants. Harris mentioned policies of family separation, “inhumane” housing for migrants, and a “broken” asylum system, in comments during the portion of the meeting open to the press pool. “Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God,” she said to Bishop Seitz, quoting Micah 6:8.

What the bishop of El Paso told the vice president on immigration – Catholic World Report

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