The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has come out solidly in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
Its website states: “The Church recognizes the right of sovereign nations to control their territories but rejects such control when it is exerted merely for the purpose of acquiring additional wealth.”
It goes on to say: “It also recognizes the right of human persons to migrate so that they can realize their God-given rights.”
From there it’s just a hop, a skip and a jump to a demand for open borders.
The same conclusion can be reached after viewing a 13 minute homily Sen. Angus King delivered from his U.S. Senate pulpit a week before the Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, S.744.
He allocated only three lines, offhandedly and reluctantly, to border security and enforcement. The rest was a paean to the joys of unbridled immigration and included comments such as:
“If we unduly limit it or cut it off, we are sunk.”
“We need immigration to add to our population, to add to the ideas and creativity.”
“What are we afraid of? ... putting the people who are here on a pathway to earn citizenship will actually be a gigantic stimulus to our country.”
All this is arrogant nonsense.
There is no “unduly” limiting of immigration; we still grant one million green cards annually; we grant hundreds of thousands of non-immigrant (temporary) visas annually. “Gigantic stimulus?” Get real.
You can be holy sincere and wholly wrong.
Bob Casimiro, Bridgton