illegal immigration and you.
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We're Catholic first, of course, which leads to several points:

We should not encourage the breakup of families, as for instance happens when a family sends one person to enter another country illegally to send money home or have an anchor baby.

We should not encourage people to break the law.  Render unto Caesar and all that.  As a guy named Brian English said on another forum, 'Jesus never said, "Whatever you lobby the Roman Senate for for the least of my brothers, that you have lobbied the Roman Senate for for me."'

We should not encourage wealthy countries to skim the most ambitious and hard-working people from poorer countries who have a greater need their contributions.

We should not allow businesses to break the law by hiring people whose illegal status makes them cheaper because of the benefits they don't require.

If there are people in some other country who need our help, then by all means as Catholics we should help them -- in their country.  There's no reason they should have to sneak across a national border to become our brethren in a spiritual sense.  If we have a Catholic obligation to provide free health care for poor Mexicans living in the USA, for instance, then we have just as great an obligation to provide free health care for poor Mexicans living in Mexico -- or poor Haitians living in Haiti, or poor Tibetans living in Tibet, etc.
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illegal immigration and you. - by BlessedKarl - 04-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Iolanthe - 04-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 07:43 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Gizmo - 04-21-2010, 02:16 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by F-14 Dave - 04-21-2010, 05:06 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-21-2010, 06:25 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 10:10 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Tradchick - 04-21-2010, 11:43 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 04:02 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 04:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ggreg - 04-22-2010, 05:14 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 05:26 PM



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