AMERICA/UNITED STATES - Bishops meeting at the border: "It is necessary to adopt government policies which respect the basic human rights of migrants"

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 migrants   bishops   politics  

Brownsville (Agenzia Fides) - "Over the years we have seen the pain caused by a broken immigration system, by structural policies and economic conditions, that generate threats, deportations, impunity and extreme violence. This situation occurs both in the relationship between central America and Mexico and between the United States and Mexico", says the statement of the meeting of the border Bishops between Texas and northern Mexico.
"Immigration is a global phenomenon that has its origin in economic and social conditions, poverty and insecurity, with the displacement of entire populations, of families who cannot find other options for survival", the text continues.
"But today this reality is marked more than ever by the measures that civil authorities are taking. The adoption of government policies that respect basic human rights of undocumented migrants is necessary", say the participants in the meeting that has been held since 1986.
The statement concluded by reaffirming the commitment of the various charitable institutions in the United States and the different houses of Migrants in Mexico: "We continue to provide spiritual, legal, material assistance to immigrants". (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 15/02/2017)