Skip to comments.Border Bishops Call for Immigration Reform, Reuniting of Famileis
Posted on 11/26/2013 12:45:35 PM PST by moonshinner_09
The bishops of several dioceses in the southwestern US and Mexico today released a strongly worded open letter which stresses the need for immigration reform, and a program which will reunite families divided by illegal immigration, 1200 WOAI news reports.
"We border bishops believe that what it happening to the immigrant family in the United States is an offense against God and human conscience," San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said in releasing the pastoral letter, called 'Family Beyond Borders.'
The letter says that not only is immigration reform the moral course of action, it says it is a 'misperception' that most immigrants arrive in the United States largely to collect welfare benefits. The pastoral letter says between one half and three quarters of all undocumented immigrations pay state and federal taxes, pay into Medicare and Social Security, and losing them would cost the U.S. economy nearly $9 billion a year in lost agricultural productivity alone.
But the letter saves its strongest language for House Republicans, who are being pressured by 'Tea Party' aligned conservative groups to reject immigration reform.
"They should no longer feel threatened with losing an election, just because they helped to make our immigration laws instruments of mercy and compassion," the Archbishop said.
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How about reuniting these families by all the mexicans going back south? why is the solution for us to compromise?
I agree. They can all reunite in Mexico. Or wherever.
Nothing - absolutely nothing - preventing that from happening, except their own desire to occupy the United States against the laws of the United States.
nobody is keeping families apart, they just need to go home is all
More than 70% of Mexican immigrants vote pro-abortion.
These bishops have to be aware of that fact.
Therefore, these bishops are knowingly engaging in pro-abortion activism.
Easy. Deport illegal aliens.
That’s the law.
Border bishops can scratch gravel.
Let’s see. Does the call to amnesty apply to the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Europe and Russia? No? The million plus illegal immigrants from all over Africa? No? The Millions from Asia? No, you say? Just amnesty for “Latinos”, eh? Hmmm, sounds racist....
I’d like to ask these bishops “Do you lock your rectory doors when you leave and, if so, why?”.
Certainly they’re not concerned about undocumented houseguests, are they?
The Cstholic. Church teaches that people have a right to emigrate or leave a cpuntry. The Church’s tesching do not confer a right to immigrate into any country illegally. Rather, the Church teaches that would be immigrants have a duty to respect the laws of their intended host country. Further, the Church teaches that countries have a right to control their borders and that wealthy countries have an obligation to accept immigrants “to the extent they are able.” We are no longer able. The Bishops should teach the whole of the Church’s official and Papal teachings
I remember that commercial. I’ll buy Stoli or Pinnacle before Absolut. And that’s the Absolut truth.
No real Christian supports Illegal Alien Amnesty....if so called immigrants want to reunite with families...then go back to where you came from
..deport them all
Where does say it the bible that Borders are wrong and sinful....no where.
God never says govt must have open borders. Can’t find that scripture.
Yup. This is the biggest reason why I dumped the Catholic Church.
When I got into a debate with a priest on amnesty, I asked him why do the Catholic Churches lock the church doors when there are no services.
He replied that it was necessary to stop people from coming in and stealing and vandalizing the Church.
And I replied “But if Christ is present in the sanctuary, shouldn’t he and like-minded priests and bishops keep the doors open and welcoming for the oppressed who were just breaking in to improve their current status of poverty? Don’t they have a right to enter and take, in the name of compassion?”
He failed to see the analogy, as do these bishops.
Now I’ll have to ask Obama and the Secret Service and Reid and Boehner why they have fences around the White House and barriers around the Capitol.
I’m glad that you found a church that doesn’t have any sinners in it!
I refuse to participate in an organization that knowingly leads people and societies to intrinsic evil. Deal with it.
I happen to be Catholic, Hispanic and conservative-and I’ve never heard that our immigration laws were intended to be “instruments of mercy and compassion”-I do believe that is a function of the Church, and it doesn’t include encouraging people to break the law-I wish the Pope would discipline clergy members who do that.
Archbishops and other clergy like this need to stick to doing the work of the Church-it is not like anyone is suggesting the crucifixion of illegals-just insisting they follow the same procedures every legal immigrant does...
Yep reunite them alright. Right back in the country they came from.
Border Bishops Call for Immigration Reform, Repatriation of Families
-there fixed it
They obey their father; the father of all lies.
It is clear that these "bishops" do not know shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
nor worship the creator of the universe.
They obey their father; the father of all lies.
these bishops are arguing for anchor babies under pre1996 law. Under the old law “custody followed the CHILD”.
under the current law custody goes with the parents. The citizen child goes with the parents and is free to return as an adult.
Atheist Priest are very real and a very real problem.
Why can’t they “reunite” in their own country, Mexico???
That sounds like a corporate management failure.
The want to import the very people who will give the Democrats the power to destroy their Church - nutty!
Migration separates families, sometimes permanently. The stories are legion. Military service took me away from Southern California in 1973. Marriage and career choices have kept me in the east since. Would a compassionate government relocate my brother’s family here or mine there?