July 22, 2021 PDF Dear Senator: We write at this crucial moment to express our support for immigration reform and to ask that you commit to working toward the enactment this year of immigration reform legislation that includes legalization and a path to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders,
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2021 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Session Overview After one of the longest sessions in history, the Arizona Legislature finally adjourned sine die on June 30th after spending 171 days in session. In total, approximately 1,900 pieces of legislation were introduced with over 400 of them now set to
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference reflect on Catholic Social Teaching in light of the 2020 Election.
(En Español) The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) stand in solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling and its impact on Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients. We are very much mindful that DACA children were often brought to this country at a
18 de junio de 2020 Los Obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC, por sus siglas en inglés) se solidarizan con la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos ( en inglés USCCB), con relación al fallo de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos de y su impacto en los beneficiarios de
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE2020 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron JohnsonArizona Catholic Conference Session Overview The 2020 Arizona Legislative Session has been called both the busiest and the slowest legislative session in Arizona history. Without a doubt, it was the most unusual session. Before adjourning sine die on May 26th, the session was already famous for having the most pieces
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) applaud today’s action by the Board of Regents that will provide tuition relief for more Arizona high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants and are seeking to enroll in our public universities. Today’s action allows these students, as well as other Arizona high school graduates who have
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2019 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Session Overview On May 28th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 134 days in session. In total, more than 1,300 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 300 of them set to become law. Fortunately, some very significant bills supported
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference wish to express their solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops statement dated November 14, 2018 regarding protection for the children and families from Central America arriving at the U.S./ Mexico border.
(Download as a PDF) The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference wish to again express our continued solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) about the critical need to protect immigrant children and families seeking safety from violence by keeping them together. Many of those coming to our borders are fleeing starvation,