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.READ MORE: Teen Arrested In San Pablo Apartment Fire; Fireworks Seized
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.READ MORE: CHP: 'Aggressive' Man Approaching Gov. Newsom in Oakland Arrested