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Cardinal urges Bush to move on amnesty for immigrant workers

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony is urging US President George W. Bush and Mexico's President Vicente Fox to do something about the the amnesty needs of immigrant workers.

"While immigrant workers continue to be a vital part of our economy, their immigration status leaves them vulnerable to many different types of abuses in the workplace," Cardinal Mahony said last week.

He made the comments in a keynote address to workers and organisers in Los Angeles at the convention of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union. The cardinal told the union audience that he had urged action on amnesty in a letter to Bush.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union