Border Bishop: Ruling Shows Need For Immigration Reform

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The bishop whose Roman Catholic diocese covers Arizona's entire border with Mexico is glad the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of his state's immigration law.

Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas says the church considers immigration a federal issue, and he believes Monday's ruling underlines the need for a federal solution.

Kicanas says that while border security is needed to stop drug and gun smuggling and human trafficking, many illegal immigrants only cross the border to find work and support their families.

The Tucson bishop hopes the part of the law that the Supreme Court upheld won't lead to racial profiling of Mexican-Americans.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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