Kansas Bishops Address State Immigration Enforcement Legislation

The Kansas House Judiciary Committee heard testimony yesterday on legislation that would provide for local enforcement of federal immigration laws.  The Kansas Catholic Bishops submitted a written statement expressing their concern over the proposal and offering a broad set of principles that should inform the debate over immigration reform.  Jeanne Gorman Rau, attorney for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, appeared on behalf of the bishops and explained how the bill could in fact prevent the Church from ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of those here illegally.