The following comes from a November 14 Crux article:

WASHINGTON – The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are urging President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving and welcoming people fleeing conflict and violence is part of their identity as Roman Catholics. Church leaders said they would continue to offer that aid.

Trump talked tough about immigration on the campaign trail, including proposing building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. He later distanced himself from those statements.

In an interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday night, he said he would focus on deporting people with criminal records beyond their immigration status.

Trump also has called to suspend the admission of Syrian refugees in the country.

The bishops made the plea Monday, at the start of their annual fall meeting in Baltimore.