The Episcopal Conference On Tuesday, he expressed his support for the popular legislative initiative that calls for the extraordinary regularization of all migrants without the right to reside or work in Spain and has categorically requested that this matter not be the subject of “partisan use” or that it be treated in this way. collective as “invasive” or “dangerous”.
“To facilitate inclusion, experience says that this is achieved when you access work in decent conditions. We must prevent these people from becoming irregular and precarious,” he defended this Tuesday Xavier Gomezresponsible for Migrations of the Episcopal Conference, in a meeting with journalists.
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Gómez has warned: “Be careful with ideologizing, with using pain and suffering for political confrontation and for partisan use. For us, the migrant is not an object of manipulation. (…) It is not convenient that we try to reinforce the idea of the migrant person as an invader, as someone dangerous who comes to threaten us”.
“Hear His Cry”
The spokesman has appeared on the occasion of the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is celebrated this Sunday. The episcopal subcommission for migration issued a document along these lines, calling on political parties not to try to take “electoral advantage” or “seize power” with this issue.
“Migrants are often not seen from the point of view of their dignity or their humanity; there are other points of view in our society that point to them and see them as a hindrance, invaders or second-class citizens. They are harmful approaches that cross ideological, political or cultural”, maintain the bishops.
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Faced with this, the prelates ask to treat the migrants with “hospitality” and to listen to “their cry” in order to kill “prejudice”, as, Gómez has given as an example, has happened with all the Ukrainians who have fled the war and have been welcomed quickly and diligently: “When society wants, it can do it”, he celebrated.
Closing of the CIEs
Gómez has positively valued the reform of the Immigration Regulations approved by the Government in July because “it takes steps in the right direction”, but considers that it could be “more ambitious”.
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The spokesman has also spoken out about the deaths of migrants at sea or trying to jump a fence. The Episcopal Conference, he has stressed, will continue to “raise its voice” demanding “other policies” that avoid “the violation of rights” on the coasts and land borders.
Likewise, Gómez advocates the closure of the internment centers for foreigners -known as CIE- and the search for an alternative. Meanwhile, he has guaranteed, the Church will continue to attend to those who are admitted to them.
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