Catholic Churches Pushes Rep.Royce on Immigration
Hundreds of Catholics rallied outside Rep. Ed Royce’s office in Brea on Tuesday evening to demand a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants who are in the country illegally.
“I pray that not only he, but other members of Congress, will have a change of heart and quickly enact comprehensive immigration reform for our country,” Dominic Luong, auxiliary bishop of Orange, told the crowd.
The windows to Royce’s second-floor offices remained dark as the rally concluded with a prayer for “those who come from other lands” and a chant of “Si se puede.”
Ruben Barron, a rally organizer, said 27 leaders from the Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino dioceses met with Royce, a Republican, last Friday, but the two sides remained far apart.