What many opponents seem to forget is that we already have an immigration system
in place. And just because people break those laws doesn't mean the system
itself is broken. I usually agree with the Catholic church on most politically
related issues, but not this time. Yes, people die every year while
trying to become illegal immigrants. That is sad. But they know the risks before
ever trying. Obviously, they figure the potential rewards outweigh the potential
risks. And yes, people coming here illegally want to have a better
life. But the same could be said for billions of people around the world who
would love to live in the USA if they could. But obviously, they can't all
be accommodated. That's why we have an immigration system in place.
Exactly why are we supposed to have compassion on all those who ignore our
immigration laws... especially while hundreds of thousands do it legally each
year?A bishop was quoted in the article saying, "immigration is
primarily about human beings, not economic or social issues." That is
totally wrong. All the reasons for illegal immigration are economic and social
based. All of them.
Instead of complaining about AMNESTY.....why doesn't the Catholic Church
take responsibility for the lack of opportunity in Mexico created by the
Catholics for the last four hundred years?borderup all you want
Catholics......but its on you as too why the people of Mexico are crossing the
border in droves seeking a better life than has been delivered by the Catholics
for the last four centuries!