Washington, D.C.– As Pope Francis prepares to address a joint session of Congress, our nation’s leaders should prepare to move beyond talk and toward action on bipartisan immigration reform, says Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, adding:
“Pope Francis has consistently advocated for governments to set aside partisanship and work together to address the unprecedented needs of migrants throughout the world. Here in the United States, political rhetoric and divisiveness have prevented legislators from coming together for years to address the real need for reform of our immigration system.
“But bipartisan solutions can be found when people with partisan views work together in good faith on practical solutions. There are more areas of common ground than there are divisions, and with leadership we can begin to address this important issue for the country.”
Theresa Cardinal Brown is available for comment.