What is the traditional Catholic position on immigration?
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We hear a lot these days about the duty of nations to accept immigrants. Obviously, racism, in terms of xenophobic hatred of the other, has no place in the Church and Catholics are to live out Christ's commands to welcome the stranger and help the needy, but what has the Church traditionally taught about immigration?

When, if ever, can a nation impose limits on immigration and what kinds of limits can be imposed? Can a nation ever prioritize the needs of its own citizens over the needs of immigrants, or is a nation morally obligated to always accept immigrants? And what are the obligations of immigrants to the host nation?
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What is the traditional Catholic position on immigration? - by whitewashed_tomb - 08-31-2019, 04:54 AM



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