U. S. Bishops endorse a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants:
An earned legalization program would allow foreign nationals of good moral character who are living in the United States to apply to adjust their status to obtain lawful permanent residence. Such a program would create an eventual path to citizenship, requiring applicants to complete and pass background checks, pay a fine, and establish eligibility for resident status to participate in the program. Such a program would help stabilize the workforce, promote family unity, and bring a large population “out of the shadows,” as members of their communities.
>From the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops; January 2011 letter entitled,The Catholic Church’s Position on Immigration Reform.