Archbishop Jose Gomez, the Archbishop of Los Angeles and the Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, had an excellent article in the Washington Post analyzing the potential drastic outcome if the Supreme Court upholds Arizona’s immigration law. The Archbishop writes:
“Most disturbing, upholding Arizona’s law would change our American identity as a welcoming nation, which has served us well since our inception. The goals of Arizona-type laws are to discourage immigrants from coming and to encourage those who are here to leave. We must carefully consider whether that is the signal we want to send to the world, given that immigrants and their ancestors—all of us—built this country and will continue to renew it.”
You can read the whole article here.