Catholic bishops in Washington state issued a statement Tuesday calling for “comprehensive immigration reform that honors the dignity of those seeking a better life in the United States, while also addressing the legitimate need for safe and secure borders.”
The bishops say the current "stalemate" on immigration reform is disappointing and that the inaction complicates the efforts of law enforcement and "sows discord in our communities."
In a news release from the Catholic Bishops of Washington they say “we are called to practice Christian charity and to protect and defend the dignity of every human person, especially the poor and most vulnerable based on the moral natural law … We encourage you to join in ongoing efforts to create a just and safe immigration system.”  
The Catholic Bishops of Washington State are Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop Paul Etienne and Auxiliary Bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg of Seattle, Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, and Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima.

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