Topeka — A coalition of Roman Catholic and Protestant bishops in Kansas is joining the public discussion on illegal immigration.
The six bishops say they're offering a faith-based perspective on how the nation balances the desire for secure borders with the right of individuals to emigrate from their homelands.
More details of the coalition's position are expected to be discussed at a Statehouse news conference Wednesday. Kansas Area United Methodist Bishop Scott Jones and Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas are scheduled to speak.
The bishops are calling for the federal government to adopt comprehensive immigration reforms and for voters to advocate for humane treatment of immigrants already in the country.