"In recent months, national debates over immigration and deportation have reached a fever pitch in the wake of President Trump's election.
"But for Archbishop José Gomez, both Catholic principles and the history of America as a home to people from a variety of backgrounds means that the immigration debate has higher stakes than just law enforcement or national sovereignty.
"“For me, and for the Catholic Church in this country, immigration is about people. It is about families,” the archbishop said in a March 23 talk at the Catholic University of America."
"“We are talking about souls, not statistics.”"