The USCCB isn't the Vatican, and they aren't a Vatican mouthpiece. They're supposed to represent the (collective) views of the American bishops. Notice I said "supposed to".
And for them to tell priests (they don't have the authority to order it, mind you) to lobby in their homilies for a particular piece of legislation on anything but a pivotal, life-related issue is going way over the line, IMO.
Agree with you, although I do think we need to treat all humans with love. Yes, I know it’s difficult with some.
I think this relates here. I see there's a big push to make the DREAM Act synonymous with "mercy". And a related push to make law enforcment (e.g. barring illegal aliens from cashing in on benefits) synonymous with INjustice.
A good case can be made that enticing a person to break a law is one way we participate in their wrongdoing. Incentivizing people to violate our borders by rewarding them and their children with a big package of material payoffs, is certainly enticing a person to sin.
Wha's stoping people from going BACK to the country where they are still legal citizens, and then coming here again legally? And what's wrong with insisting that they come here the right way, the same as all other immigrants?
That is not a merciless pisition. That is equal justice under law.