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Immigration Reform 2014: USA Catholic Church's Position on Immigration Reform
Cross Map ^ | May 15, 2014 | The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Posted on 05/16/2014 8:11:04 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

Comprehensive Immigration Reform According to the Pew Hispanic Center, there are currently 11.2 million unauthorized persons residing in the United States. Each year, approximately 300,000 more unauthorized immigrants enter the country. In large part, these immigrants feel compelled to enter by either the explicit or implicit promise of employment in the U.S. agriculture, construction, and service industries, among others. Most of this unauthorized flow comes from Mexico, a nation struggling with severe poverty, where it is often impossible for many to earn a living wage and meet the basic needs of their families.Survival has thus become the primary impetus for unauthorized immigration flows into the United States. Today's unauthorized immigrants are largely low‐skilled workers who come to the United States for work to support their families. Over the past several decades, the demand by U.S. businesses, large and small, for low‐skilled workers has grown exponentially, while the supply of available workers for low‐skilled jobs has diminished.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: aliens; catholic; immigration
Further into story..Catholic Social Teaching The Catholic Catechism instructs the faithful that good government has two duties, both of which must be carried out and neither of which can be ignored. The first duty is to welcome the foreigner out of charity and respect for the human person. Persons have the right to immigrate and thus government must accommodate this right to the greatest extent possible, especially financially blessed nations: "The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him." Catholic Catechism, 2241.

The Church says..The first duty is to welcome the foreigner out of charity and respect for the human person. Persons have the right to immigrate and thus government must accommodate this right to the greatest extent possible, especially financially blessed nations: ..Is the Church aware America is running huge. defecites.No country in the world can accept any and all who need better jobs or lack of jobs back in their country.We have people here out of work .Who cannot find jobs. If you are over 50 you really endure discrimination .The companies want younger workers,who they can pay less.WE are forced to buy Obamacare. And here..Addressing Root Causes: Congress should examine the root causes of migration, such as under‐development and poverty in sending countries, and seek long‐term solutions. The antidote to the problem of illegal immigration is sustainable economic development in sending countries.Until these countries are free of corruption there is nothing we can do to help them.Mexico has had since 1986 to change the country and today the country no better off than it was 1986..Would the church be willing to give a country like Mexico millions of their own dollars in good faith to set an example how to make these countries move forward.Why would the Church not offer any input of countries to the South of us and their harsh immigration laws ? Illegals get in state tuition for the most part equals free college educations.Due to parents low income.Illegals wanting to be Dr's ,lawyers,etc,etc, cannot have the money to pay off student loans what would be years and years..The church could open it's school offer free educations,free medical care like it is asking us to do ?

1 posted on 05/16/2014 8:11:04 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

The Church is pandering pure and simple.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 8:15:12 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: moonshinner_09
Most of this unauthorized flow comes from Mexico, a nation struggling with severe poverty...

Mexico is an extremely wealth country, but all the wealth is concentrated into the hands of a few oligarchical families.

The Church ought to be pushing for change in Mexico if they are really interested in "social justice."

Legalizing 30 million criminals is a a criminal injustice to law-abiding US citizens.

3 posted on 05/16/2014 8:19:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Imagine the VAST sums of wealth Mexico could create for its people if it denationalized its oil company.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:21:41 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: moonshinner_09

These people need to stop obsessing about immigration.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 8:22:03 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: moonshinner_09
Catholics: Raise your hand if you're willing to take in these 12 million (we all know that number is much higher) people and feed, clothe, house, transport and provide their medical care at your own expense so that Uncle Sugar doesn't pick my pocket. Bishop? Archbishop? Monsignor? Pastor? Laymen? Didn't think so.
6 posted on 05/16/2014 8:22:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m a loyal and faithful Catholic and I am sick and tired of the Church pandering to certain ethnic groups on this issue.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 8:39:40 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: moonshinner_09
The first duty is to welcome the foreigner out of charity and respect for the human person.

Nice try. But that ignores the sin of breaking moral laws that created our borders in the first place. God did not make our borders; laws did. So, render to Caesar that which is Caesar's, and to God that which is God's.

8 posted on 05/16/2014 8:53:46 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: moonshinner_09
The Bishops also believe that by increasing lawful means for migrants to enter, live, and work in the United States, law enforcement will be better able to focus upon those who truly threaten public safety: drug and human traffickers, smugglers, and would‐be terrorists. Any enforcement measures must be targeted, proportional, and humane...What is missing here.. The Bishops do not address parents in America illegally who will forward thousands of dollars to human smugglers to smuggle their children into this country.Should anything go wrong the parents are never held responsible.Never charge with crime of hiring and paying dangerous smugglers to break the law.Many of these kids can end up at stash houses as hostages as the smugglers demand more money from what was agreed on.Why doesn't the church come out and say anything about parents paying smugglers to break federal laws ?How about some jail time for parents and then deport them for the hiring of smugglers?
9 posted on 05/16/2014 10:03:06 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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