Skip to comments.Bishop John M. Quinn: Inaction is not the answer for U.S. immigration reform
Posted on 07/19/2014 10:29:56 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
Pope Francis recently said "the measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need." Today, undocumented children and families who are our neighbors, service providers, co-workers and friends are among those most in need.
They are living on the margins of society, often in fractured families and vulnerable to exploitation. The current humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children fleeing to the U.S.-Mexican border due to the violence in their countries of origin is a stark reminder of how desperate the situation has become. While specific policy questions may remain as to how to fix our immigration system, as well as the current border crisis, inaction is not the answer.
Last summer, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, which was endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Although the legislation is not perfect, it goes a long way toward protecting vulnerable children and families who are living in the shadows of our communities. Unfortunately, since then, the U.S. House of Representatives has failed to act on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, further exacerbating the urgent problems caused by our broken immigration system.
I continue to remain hopeful that Congress will enact meaningful immigration reform that provides millions of aspiring citizens with a roadmap to citizenship. Yet, this will require that we all look beyond fears and false rhetoric to find common ground.
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If the Bishop is so concerned about the poor of other countries, he should go their and help fix those countries.
But he's a lazy coddled twit who thinks that being generous with other peoples' money makes him holy.
NO - They broke the law when they cross the border without following immigration procedures: Law-breakers are NOT "in need."
Please don’t ‘misunderstand.’ He means secure the border and detain illegals.
Let Frank take them in at the Vatican. No room at this inn padre. (Ps: RC all my 65 years)
What is the frenzy to pass more immigration laws that won’t be enforced by any RINO or democrat?
Our immigration system isn’t “Broken”.
Our enforcement system is what is broken.
We have lawbreakers for leaders who think they are above the law and don’t care who sees them break the law on a regular basis.
They believe that the constitution, our laws, and their oath of office don’t apply to them - those things are just minor impediments to them as they do whatever they want.
Barack Obama is the worst lawbreaker by far, but not the only one.
Every congress and senate since Reagan left office, along with presidents Bush 43, Clinton, and Bush 41 have been arrogant, lying weasels when it comes to enforcing immigration laws.
So those of us who wish to secure our nation's borders are operating out of fear and speaking false rhetoric. Got it.
Definitely not Zoroasterans!!!