Archbishop On Immigration Reform 05 Sep 13

Archbishop John Nienstedt is calling for federal reform that provides a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Minnesota told a group at the Saint Thomas Law School that current US immigration policy is “inconsistent, ineffective and fails to promote the common good.”  Nienstedt said every immigrant is a person and possesses “fundamental inalienable rights that must be respected.”  It’s the archbishop’s first major foray into politics since last year’s failed campaign to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota.