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Pope: Kids Crossing US Border Illegally Should Be ‘Welcomed’
The Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2014 | Shannon McMahon

Posted on 07/15/2014 12:54:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In a Monday letter to a Mexico City Vatican conference, Pope Francis wrote that the tens of thousands of Central American children illegally crossing into the United States should be “welcomed and protected.”

Just days after President Obama visited Texas and pledged a solution to the US border crisis, the Pope said migrant children’s human rights are being violated.

“Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically,” he said. “Many of their rights are violated. They are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.” The Pope also advocated that nations advocate development in the Central American countries people are fleeing....

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; catholic; dreamers; francis; immigration; pope; popefrancis; vatican
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1 posted on 07/15/2014 12:54:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come an’ get ‘em, popey


2 posted on 07/15/2014 12:55:27 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

then ship’em to the vatican.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 12:56:21 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well by all means, let’s ship a few plane loads of the little rascals to The Vatican!


4 posted on 07/15/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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5 posted on 07/15/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not quite as tired of this pope as I am of the Clintons, but he’s getting there.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 12:57:34 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: All

You’re welcome to them


7 posted on 07/15/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m guessing the Pope, like so many, is under the impression that these “children” are actually “children.”


8 posted on 07/15/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why? After Israel the US is the most hated country - even by our MSM and Libs and politicians like0bozo .... why do people want to come here???


9 posted on 07/15/2014 12:58:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the popes gonna “welcome them” and take care of them all! That’s great! Thanks Mr Pope.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 12:59:57 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Well by all means, let’s ship a few plane loads of the little rascals to The Vatican!

Agreed. It would cost a lot less than the $3.7 billion Obama is trying to steal.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 1:00:52 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pope: Armed Men Robbing Banks Should Be "Welcomed'.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 1:01:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SkyDancer
Why? After Israel the US is the most hated country - even by our MSM and Libs and politicians like0bozo .... why do people want to come here???

So they can turn it into the third world shit whole they came from on the American taxpayers dime?

13 posted on 07/15/2014 1:02:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Pope just called us all racists. Waiting for the Catholics to chime in with “translation errors” and other excuses.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 1:02:12 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many? There must be at least a billion kids living in poverty equal to that of Guatemalan and Honduran kids.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy has some serious work to do regarding the treatment of children within the organization he’s running.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 1:02:36 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

forced to emigrate? Nonsense. They were not driven from their home, they chose to leave.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 1:02:57 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are getting much better treatment than the Tea Party by the IRS.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 1:03:14 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Welcome. Here’s a gift bag with a brochure on how to legally become an American and some cookies. Now, get on this southbound bus and go home.”


19 posted on 07/15/2014 1:03:43 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve yet to hear a word of condemnation of the countries and people who send them. Most of those ‘children’ who actually are ‘children’ are probably stalking horses for adults who plan to play the ‘family reunification’ gambit.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 1:04:30 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: mountainlion

There is that.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So should argentina’s defeat at the hands of Germany (oOoOh...)


22 posted on 07/15/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's our humane duty to welcome the victims and our duty to fix the problem causing the mass emigration from corrupt, crime-ridden countries. A modest proposal.

For every child we take in we drop one bomb on criminal and corrupt ruling class targets in the child's home country.

Special consideration for Mexicorruption. Arturo Sarukhan, a top official in Mexico[rruption]'s foreign ministry [among other Mexicorruption ruling class], said [vis-a-vis their anti-US tactics]:"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."

We squash the corrupt ruling class.

23 posted on 07/15/2014 1:05:57 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Moonman62

Plane loads? Ship loads. How many “refugees” do you think we can stuff into an amphibious warfare ship or a leased cruise liner?


24 posted on 07/15/2014 1:06:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Gen.Blather
The Pope delivered this homily in Calabria, Italy a place which is the target of African "refugees" who attempt to infiltrate into the Italian peninsula. Italy is not known for its benevolence in the reception it accords these Mediterranean boat people.

Perhaps the Holy Father should bring his sights down to his own backyard and welcome those refugees into his many church facilities before he lectures others across different seas and on a different continent.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 1:06:45 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So the next time you have occasion to discuss immigration with your typical liberal, start out the conversation with this question: "Do you think America is exceptional?"

They will inevitably reply in the negative... they'll say that the US is no better than, and in many ways worse than, most of the nations of the first world.

Then follow up with another question: "So do you believe, then, that the US should handle its borders like most other nations handle theirs?"

If they've a glimmer of intelligence, this question will leave them gawping and stammering, because they know what will happen if you try to walk over the border into Mexico and start demanding all the perks of citizenship (i.e., you'll get arrested and deported muy pronto).

With others, you'll have to explain it to them.

26 posted on 07/15/2014 1:07:19 PM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Many of their rights are violated. They are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.

I think the Catholic church has a false Pope.

Do they have a right to handouts?

Do they have a right to trespass on another's property?

Do they have a right to break the laws of the United States?

Are they obliged to separate from their families?

Is it racist or xenophobic to oppose an illegal, unwanted invasion?

All these children should be flown to the Papal palace in the Vatican today.

27 posted on 07/15/2014 1:07:42 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Mastador1

In some cities like Chi-Congo and Detroit and Baltimore, Camden NJ is just like Somalia ....they already are.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 1:08:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sadly, most FReepers’ responses prove that the WH sponsored foreign invasion was intended to drive us all nuts and it’s working.

(I posted this on an earlier thread)

This fiasco was a diabolical, pre-planned strategy..... start with thousands of innocent children to test and tear apart the citizens of the US.

Knowing his most ardent critics are supportive of the right to life and each child is a gift. Who among us would want to raise them in drug cartels and street gangs? His other critics - proponents of secure borders and the law.

So then, how do we stop this abomination without further torturing these children and save our Nation from this pre-planned, coordinated foreign invasion?

Congress should demand: What is our Foreign policy with respect to these nations that have abandoned their smallest, most helpless citizens?? Who is doing what in the State Department?? What are our ambassadors doing?? Abrogation of duty!!!!!


29 posted on 07/15/2014 1:08:08 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: aimhigh

Just for the record: whom did he call a racist?


30 posted on 07/15/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When you see a fork in the road, take it. - Yogi Berra)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

not one liberal will say how many is enough-300,000 one million, ten million, 100 million?

what a bunch of hooey makes me think the church wants more tithing members in usa as their income and tithes will increase compared to where they came from


31 posted on 07/15/2014 1:10:31 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: aimhigh

I’m a Catholic and I am appalled at the Pope’s comments.

And I’m tired of all of the apologists.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 1:11:57 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Oberon

You could also ask the liberal “If America is such a horrible place what kind of monster would want to bring children from other countries here?”


33 posted on 07/15/2014 1:12:41 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: aimhigh

Lots of room in Argentina, which has about the population density of Alabama . . .


34 posted on 07/15/2014 1:12:43 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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I'll post again what I posted about a week ago. Load up some planes and take them straight to Vatican City. Let's see what kind of welcome they get there. It's easy for the pope to say send we should welcome them when he much like out POTUS lives in an isolated bubble where the diseases they are bringing have little likelihood of reaching along with the other realties it seems a number of gang members are in amongst the village.

I've seen enough gold in some European Cathedrals to feed millions for a quite spell as well as the real-estate it sits on. Is pope going to sell that? No? Why not? Oh that's right Americans are rich. /sarcasm It seems some popes are closet socialist. Redistribute others wealth but theirs is sacred.

35 posted on 07/15/2014 1:13:03 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is how the Pope hopes to rebuild the Catholic Church in North America —


36 posted on 07/15/2014 1:13:20 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a practicing Roman Catholic. I am now sick and tired of this Pope. he should shut already.


37 posted on 07/15/2014 1:13:21 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

um, excuse me Pope dude. Latinos are ‘white hispanics,’ our newspapers and politicians told us so, so perhaps you can see it’s quite a reach calling Americans ‘racist’ for protesting an invasion of white people. Nice effort, tho.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 1:13:35 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send them to Argentina. As a Catholic, I am done with the church until this creep croaks.
We go from Reagan & John Paul II, to these lousy commies.


39 posted on 07/15/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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Hmmm...so when a burglar kicks down my front door I am just supposed to say ‘hey, welcome in!’?
40 posted on 07/15/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, when the Vatican kicks out the Gypsies, we should all protest.

Of course, that is different /sarcasm


41 posted on 07/15/2014 1:17:13 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I could not have said it better myself-—and I am a practicing Catholic. Take them in Popa Frances.


42 posted on 07/15/2014 1:18:26 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deport them to the Vatican.


43 posted on 07/15/2014 1:18:50 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does the Pope also think that Muslim’s should be “welcome” throughout the Christian world.
How’s that working out?


44 posted on 07/15/2014 1:21:51 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I keep thinking this pope is gonna turn me away from the church


45 posted on 07/15/2014 1:23:28 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (I dream of country without liberals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have a job, Pope. Many formerly hard-working Americans don’t, and can’t take any more increases in the cost of goods or taxes to pay for the new arrivals.


46 posted on 07/15/2014 1:25:30 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Junk Silver

Well, there are “scare quotes” around the word welcomed.


47 posted on 07/15/2014 1:26:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell His Holiness that we will as soon as he tears down the walls surrounding the Vatican


48 posted on 07/15/2014 1:27:15 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They bring them over on the Catholic dime, then turn them over to the American people in general. That, is not Christian. BTW, I am Catholic.


49 posted on 07/15/2014 1:29:25 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Just for the record: whom did he call a racist?

The Pope said this...

“Many of their rights are violated. They are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.”

You'll have to ask him who he specifically meant.

50 posted on 07/15/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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