July 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Bishop calls for compassion for child immigrants from Central America

Vassar The head of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is calling for compassion over a proposal to house child immigrants from Central America in a small Michigan community.

The Rev. Joseph R. Cistone visited El Salvador in February with Catholic Relief Services and says he saw children in need of food and shelter. He says the U.S. government must come up with new immigration policies as thousands of children traveling alone from Central America are crossing into the U.S.

Cistone tells The Saginaw News Our response should be one of love and compassion.

The bishops comments come as Wolverine Human Services of Grosse Pointe Park says it wants to enter into a contract allowing its facility in Vassar to house children who fled violence in Central America.