On Tuesday, October 18, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a second hearing on immigration reform issues. Testifying at the hearing were
Homeland Security Secretary Micheal Chertoff; Labor Secretary Elaine
Chao; Frank Sharry of the National Immigration Forum; Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies; and Professor Douglas Massey of
Princeton University. Bishop Gerald R. Barnes, chairman of the USCCB
Committee on Migration, submitted written testimony which can be found at http://www.usccb/mrs.
The Church’s message remains that immigration reform should include all elements, including legalization, family based immigration reform, and a worker program, and that the process in the Congress should focus on producing a comprehensive reform package.