Cardinal Francis George, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Saturday called on the White House to end immigration raids that split up families.
“May this be the year that raids and separation of families stop,” George said. “May this be the year that our legislators pass comprehensive immigration reform.”
The Chicago Tribune reports from the event:
Elizabeth Rodriguez, 18, said she recently graduated from high school and was accepted on a full scholarship to Stanford University, but cannot attend because she does not have a Social Security number. She and her family have been waiting 11 years since arriving from Mexico to become legal residents, she said.