To the Most Reverend Wenski, Dewane, Bararito, Noonan, Parkes, Lynch and Estevez:
How convenient to have ignored the second paragraph of CCC2241. There’s no honor among thieves. The aliens in Israel didn’t break in, but when they did they were to be punished or banished. Let’s not forget that part of Scripture.
We agree on justice for all. We disagree on the policy. That doesn’t make one of us less Catholic. The proposed “fix” is a 1922 page behemoth that will reap corruption & sow distrust. The debacle of ACA should have taught you that by now.
Immigration has many moving parts. Each part should be addressed in separate short comprehensible bills in order of priority. Stop the illegal influx 1st! Prove that this part is fixed. Build trust in the agencies then move on to identification and verification.
The actual cost benefit analysis must comport to Catholic Social Teaching, too. If this law adds to the already onerous debt, which early reports indicate it does, then that absolutely argues against support and for piecemeal reforms that are affordable. How does bankrupting this nation benefit immigrants running from bankrupt nations?
A reply would be appreciated. Name calling not helpful.
Praying for our Bishops to open their eyes and their hearts to the truth of the damage that S. 744 will do. There are good alternative proposals available, written and ready for support.
a sister in Christ,
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Respect Life Ministry Leader
CCW Legislative Team Co-Leader & International Concerns Team Leader
Provides immediate legalization without securing the border Rewards criminal aliens, absconders, and deportees and undermines law enforcement Contains extremely dangerous national security loopholes Facilitates fraud in our immigration system Creates no real penalties for illegal immigrants and rewards them with entitlements Delays for years the implementation of E-Verify Does not fix our legal immigration system Advanced through a process predicated on a deal struck before markup Rewards those who have broken our laws by offering a special path to citizenship