US Catholic Church steps up immigration reform campaign

The Catholic Church in the United States has taken a more active role in pushing for an immigration overhaul that would legalize the millions of people who are in the country illegally.

Church leaders have staged fasting and prayer events, starting last week, to spotlight the plight of the immigrant.

Church leaders urged Catholics to call, write and email their congressional representatives, even providing prewritten letters and electronic postcards, to push for immigration reforms.

Kevin Appleby, director of immigration policy at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the latest immigration overhaul campaign is larger, bolder and a more unified national effort than in years past.

Polls show that there is broad support among Catholics for immigration reform. The challenge is getting those people to take action.


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