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Will Pope Francis address the migrant crisis during visit to United States?
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Pope Francis is about to visit the United States and many have began to wonder what he will discuss during his visit to the Congress.
MUNTINLUPA CITY, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - As the Pope is nearing to his visit to the U.S., many have began wondering what he will say about the current migrant crisis. The U.S. has taken in 24 times more migrants than Argentina.
Pope Francis has been very vocal in encouraging the Catholic community to help migrants fleeing the Middle East. It is expected he will take the opportunity to encourage the United States, during his speech in the joint session of the Congress.
He is expected to encourage the U.S. to take greater steps in absorbing more migrants from around the world, giving them the benefits from America's immigration program including food, shelter, medication, education and several other benefits.
"Vatican officials say Pope Francis will focus heavily on immigration during his visit. 'The Pope obviously has a very soft spot in his heart for immigrants,' said one Holy See insider. 'He won't say, 'open all borders,' but there's no two ways about it, he will say, 'let's give our immigrant brothers and sisters a fair chance,'" reported Breitbart.
The United States however has already accepted more migrants than Argentina, the home of the Pope. The U.S. has the highest foreign-born population in all of the largest countries in the world, according to Breitbart.
The population of the U.S. takes up only 5 percent of the World Population. In this 5 percent, a total of 20 percent are migrants from different countries.
Argentina has a population of 41.5 million, but only houses 1 percent of global migrants. Mexico has 0.9 percent foreign born citizens, or one out of every 110 natural residents. Brazil has 0.3 percent foreign born citizens, or one out of every 334 residents.
Reports and researches also claim the United States is about to reach its maximum absorption capacity for new migrants.
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