%PDF-1.7 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R 17 0 R ] /Count 2 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R /F4 11 0 R /F5 12 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS1 13 0 R /GS2 14 0 R /GS3 15 0 R /GS4 16 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Producer (ţ˙dompdf 1.0.2 + CPDF) /CreationDate (D:20221128173043+00'00') /ModDate (D:20221128173043+00'00') >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 7092 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 35.000 742.238 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(An Ash Wednesday Statement on Immigration from the California Catholic)] TJ ET BT 35.000 723.923 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(Conference of Bishops)] TJ ET BT 35.000 685.006 Td /F4 14.0 Tf [(Description)] TJ ET BT 35.000 655.816 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sacramento, CA – Today marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, a time when Christian people)] TJ ET BT 35.000 641.164 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(devote ourselves more intentionally to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in an earnest effort to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 626.512 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reform our lives in the image of Jesus Christ. We use this occasion to call upon Catholics and all)] TJ ET BT 35.000 611.860 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(people of good will in California and throughout the United States to stand in solidarity with the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 597.208 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(vulnerable and excluded in our society. Urgent attention needs to be given to our neighbors who are)] TJ ET BT 35.000 582.556 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(migrants and refugees,   especially those immigrants who are undocumented. They are being unjustly)] TJ ET BT 35.000 567.904 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(targeted and vilified. We are deeply concerned about the possibility of widespread deportations that will)] TJ ET BT 35.000 553.252 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(break up families and break down our communities. Fear is now growing in our neighborhoods and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 538.600 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(schools. The work of businesses and farms is being disrupted. We seem to be turning away from our)] TJ ET BT 35.000 523.948 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nation’s long history of renewal and innovation inspired by successive generations of immigrants and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 509.296 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(refugees. We are a nation of immigrants. We have a long history of welcoming those fleeing violence in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 494.644 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(other countries. We should not turn our back on this proud legacy, especially in this current moment in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 479.992 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(our history. As pastors, we witness firsthand every day the fear in our communities. We call upon the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 465.340 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(new Administration and Congress in Washington to do everything in their power to ease the climate of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 450.688 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fear that is now gripping our communities. It is long past time for our leaders to stop allowing this issue)] TJ ET BT 35.000 436.036 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to be used for political advantage and set themselves to the task of fixing our broken immigration)] TJ ET BT 35.000 421.384 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(system. The principles and priorities for immigration reform are well-known and they are reasonable.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 406.732 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(We urgently need reforms in our visa and guest worker programs. We need reforms that keep families)] TJ ET BT 35.000 392.080 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(together and recognize that those who are detained already have the legal right of due process. We)] TJ ET BT 35.000 377.428 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(need to provide those who are here and contribute to our economy and society but without)] TJ ET BT 35.000 362.776 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(documentation an immediate path to regularize their status with an eye to one day becoming citizens.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 348.124 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Some concrete measures are already under consideration. In Congress, the Federal BRIDGE Act,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 333.472 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(S.128/H.R, 496, for instance, will protect DACA students \(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals\). In)] TJ ET BT 35.000 318.820 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sacramento, the California Values Act)] TJ ET BT 237.752 318.820 Td /F5 12.0 Tf [(,)] TJ ET BT 241.088 318.820 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( SB 54, would protect the safety and well-being of all)] TJ ET BT 35.000 304.168 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to assist in deportations that would)] TJ ET BT 35.000 289.516 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(separate families. It would also do so by having the effect of reducing crime, since undocumented)] TJ ET BT 35.000 274.864 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(persons would not fear approaching a law enforcement office to report a crime.   We support these)] TJ ET BT 35.000 260.212 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(proposals as well as other reasonable steps to address immigration in a compassionate, thoughtful)] TJ ET BT 35.000 245.560 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(manner and we encourage our political leaders to find bi-partisan solutions. The Catholic bishops of)] TJ ET BT 35.000 230.908 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(California and the United States support the federal government’s obligation to protect our borders and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 216.256 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to uphold our immigration laws. We also hold that these legal principles should always be at the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 201.604 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(service of human dignity and the common good of society. The current immigration system is gravely)] TJ ET BT 35.000 186.952 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(flawed. And because it is gravely flawed, the current push to increase enforcement and deportations —)] TJ ET BT 35.000 172.300 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(without first reforming the underlying system — can only lead to further violations of human rights and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 157.648 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(human dignity. Just as the Church works to protect the life of the unborn and to support the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 142.996 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unemployed, the homeless and the hungry, so we pledge our continued support to migration and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 128.344 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(refugee programs. Our parishes and social services, such as Catholic Charities, must remain in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 113.692 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(solidarity with our suffering brothers and sisters. We ask all people of faith to work with their neighbors)] TJ ET BT 35.000 99.040 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to welcome and accompany those who are afraid and uncertain. We need to try to better understand)] TJ ET BT 35.000 84.388 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and empathize with one another. 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During this Lenten season we will hear the familiar refrain from Psalm 95, “If today you hear)] TJ ET BT 35.000 745.516 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his voice, harden not your hearts.”  The Lord God always hears the cry of the poor.  God is all merciful)] TJ ET BT 35.000 730.864 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and we are judged by how we see, hear, and act in accordance with that mercy. 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