The Las Vegas Sun recently published an article reporting criticism of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph Pepe. Sources quoted in the article felt that the Bishop has not been publicly vocal about the need for immigration reform.
I believe many Roman Catholics in the Las Vegas business community generally support immigration reform in some form. Many unions support immigration reform too. However, while some unions spend time and their members’ dues to help immigrants, it is also well known that many unions like to link up with religious groups and use the immigration reform hot button to harass good, ethical businesses whose employees simply do not want a union to represent them.
Whatever the Bishop’s reasons are for his approach to this issue, I support him. There is no need for the church to step into a dispute, which many times ends up being a union organizing tool, and not just a social/political/legal issue.