Rev. John Nienstedt ask for a reform of the federal immigration laws that involve a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the country, arguing that every immigrant is a person and each has “fundamental and inalienable rights that must be respected. ”
Yesterday, Minnesota’s Archbishop chaired a panel regarding the reform of the immigration law at the Faculty of Law of the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, attended by nearly 200 people, including Catholic priests, business leaders and immigrant advocates, who urged federal representatives to support the request of President Barack Obama to approve new immigration laws.
Nienstedt was noted for leading the campaign of the Church El Clérigoa last year to ban gay marriage in Minnesota.