Pastoral letter on migrants and refugees.Ottawa, ON -- The Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB CCCB Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CCCB Central Christian College of the Bible (Missouri)
CCCB Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
CCCB Child Care Choices of Boston ) released a pastoral letter on immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. and refugees on January 15, World Day for Migrants and Refugees. We are aliens and transients before the Lord our God outlined current problems facing refugees in Canada and throughout the world, and called for solidarity with them.
Among its recommendations are:
* abrogating the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States The United States and Canada share a unique legal relationship. U.S. law looks northward with a mixture of optimism and cooperation, viewing Canada as an integral part of U.S. economic and environmental policy. ;
* reinforcing laws on human trafficking;
* better reception for newcomers;
* greater access to public services and decent living conditions.
The document was released in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost of the federal campaign. As a result there was little or no press coverage. See www.cccb.ca/mediareleases.htm? CD=527LID=1800.