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Archbishop Gomez: A Time for Immigration Reform Comments

April 23 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of César Chávez, the great Mexican-American civil rights leader. Chávez inspires me. He lived his Catholic faith with deep devotion and courage. And his love for God led him to struggle for justice and dignity for the poor. So let us pray this week for our leaders and for our country and for the millions of our neighbors who are waiting for true immigration reform. And let us try to live our ... Continue Reading

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  1. michael
    1 year ago

    Mexico is not Bangladesh. It is a country rich in oil and other natural resources. It's tourism industry also brings in much revenue. It has many universities and hospitals. it is not a third world nation. There are opportunities down there beyond imagining. But the corrupt government stays in power because of the U.S. Dollars that come to Mexico from illegals working in the states. We now take care of Mexico's poverty. Although there are been a Masonic government for decades and decades, the active persecution of Catholics has lessened. It is no more unbearable than being a Catholic under the U.S. Government.

    We are told time and again that immigrants from Mexico are needed for no one else will do the work in the states. This is an outrage. 85% of the meatpacking industry is staffed by working class whites. The citizens of the United States are hard workers, but they will not work for unjust wages, but illegal immigrants will. Instead of contributing to the country, these illegal immigrants are a drain using public resources without contributing. Why should illegals get social security benefits? Why are some of them voting in elections? And why is it that an illegal can have a baby in the States and automatically that baby is a U.S. citizen? Does a vacationing couple from Germany who happens to have a child over here get their child a U.S. passport?

    The bishops also depend of the Hispanic population to fill their emptying churches. Archbishop Gomez should focus on the crisis of Faith more and less on so called immigration reform. Closing the borders is the first step, as well as temporarily forbidding legal immigration from our south. We don't want the south west to become an extension of Mexico.

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