SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco said on Monday that he endorsed the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in Congress, but opposed a gay rights amendment that could be added to the legislation.
Speaking at a news conference at Mission Dolores with immigrant rights groups and undocumented immigrants, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he supported the idea of immigrants living in the United States illegally having a path to citizenship or at least a green card.
So far that’s what the Senate bill on the table would offer. He said the bill is a way to protect U.S. borders while providing a safe haven for family members in fear of deportation.
“One concern for us is to keep families together, so it fits in very highly with our overall priorities, Cordileone said.