Immigration Is a Problem For Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls

Immigration Is a Problem For Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls
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Now that Florida Senator Marco Rubio has officially entered the presidential foray, one issue that continues to plague his candidacy among conservatives is immigration. But should immigration really doom Rubio’s presidential ambitions this primary season? Because most Republican candidates – or likely candidates – have their own inconsistencies.

Rubio’s leading role in the Senate’s passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2013 continues to be black cloud over the otherwise popular junior senator from Florida — at least when it comes to the Republican primary.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have backed a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. So has Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Louisiana Governor

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies
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Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church’s response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.

George, who retired as Chicago archbishop in the fall of 2014, died Friday morning after a long fight with cancer, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago. He announced in December 2014 that doctors had determined their treatment for the cancer found on his kidney had failed.

His successor, Archbishop Blase Cupich, said during a news conference Friday that George “was a man of peace, tenacity and courage has been called home to the lord.”

Appointed to Chicago in 1997 by Pope John Paul II, George became a leading figure of his era in many of the most important events in the American church.

He oversaw the contentious new English-language translation of the Roman Missal, one of the biggest changes in Catholic worship in generations. In 2002, at the height of the abuse crisis, he led a group of U.S. bishops who persuaded resistant Vatican officials they should more quickly oust guilty priests — a policy at the core of reforms meant to restore trust in church leaders.

And in his three years as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, George spearheaded opposition to the Af…………… continues on Miami Herald

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