Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

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  • Brio Alpine, UT
    April 1, 2014 3:28 p.m.

    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.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2014 3:15 p.m.

    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!