Read it all.
Bishops: “Either you agree with us, or you hate Latinos.”
Discouraging. Have not these people decided to violate US law, and lower the prevailing wage in the US by increasing the labor supply? Are they not responsible for their own decision to deny themselves and their children the benefits of the Mexican healthcare system, and the justice of Mexican courts? They may pay some taxes, when they buy chewing gum, for instance, but they don’t pay all taxes, like income taxes, for instance. Are the taxes that they pay greater than the value of the welfare services that they consume? No.
Undocumented immigrant ? Does documentation solve a problem? Should we document drug dealers and bank robbers?
While I do sympathize with their reasons for coming here, and I applaud the bishops’ letter-writing, I agree that U.S. immigration laws, like those of other countries, must be fairly and equally enforced. No would-be immigrants can be allowed to violate our laws with impunity on the grounds that they want to come here for a better life……as laudable as that may be. We have embassies and consulates in their home countries, and it is to them that they must turn for immigration assistance.
An illegal is not a immigrant. That’s like talking about legal murder, the terms are mutually exclusive.
Let them come legally and most problems would be solved; lower the bureaucratic and monetary barriers designed to keep people out since 1920’s. Monitored but open borders. No more oh we have to many so close the immigration office . Let not forget the real conservative reason for immigration control. The new immigrants might vote democrat. I am serious; I canceled my subscription to National Review after a 1997 issue called for the need of draconian immigration restrictions because the GOP might became a minority. We Republicans have been paying dearly for this mistake since, starting with the loss of California.