Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

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PHOENIX (AP) — A delegation of Catholic leaders is gathering at the U.S.-Mexico border to draw attention to the plight of immigrants and the need for immigration reform in America.

A desert walk and Mass on Tuesday along the border fence in Arizona comes less than a week after President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis to discuss a range of issues, including immigration reform.

The push for reform has been stalled for months, with Democrats, Republicans and the White House yet to agree on any meaningful changes to U.S. law.

After his meeting with Francis last week in Rome, Obama said there was still time to "get a law passed."

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, will be joined in Nogales by members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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