News Release: Sens. Levin and Stabenow Applauded for Immigration Vote

June 28, 2013

(Lansing, Mich.)—Michigan Catholic Conference today is expressing its appreciation to U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin for their votes in support of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The legislation to reform the nation’s immigration policy passed the Senate yesterday, June 27, by a vote of 68-32 and now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration. Remarks from Michigan Catholic Conference in support of the bill’s passage and the votes of Senators Stabenow and Levin are below:

“Michigan Catholic Conference is appreciative of the votes of Senators Stabenow and Levin in support of comprehensive immigration reform, and commends the change in direction from where Senator Stabenow previously stood. The problems with the nation’s immigration policy have been transparent for several years and no institution has been more concerned about the separation of families than the Catholic Church. In Michigan and across the country the Catholic community will continue to support legislation that improves upon the status quo so that the rights and dignity of migrants will be protected. We now urge the Michigan congressional delegation to contribute to dialogue and work to enhance existing legislation in order to help finalize an acceptable national immigration solution.”

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.

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