Here is a good blog entry on this subject from a Traditional(I think) Catholic lady:
Illegal Immigrants: The Saviors of American Catholicism?
Have you ever heard this view expressed? Been criticized for opposing people who break the immigration laws in this country? The liberals tell us we are
3. lacking compassion
because we are not overjoyed at more and more illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican-U.S. border to enjoy our standard of living at our growing expense. According to this article 56% of illegal immigrants are Mexican and an additional 22% are from other Latin American countries. This means that 78% of illegal immigrants are Hispanic.
But we never listen to the liberals anyway.
What gets me is when "Catholics" or "Conservatives" play the religion card. Opposing illegal immigration is really evidence of anti-Catholicism because Mexicans are such good, devout Catholics. They are so prolife. They are family oriented. They may be. I hope they are, but they are still here illegally and therefore are criminals and should return to their own country and apply to come here legally. (like my husband did). But he's a lawabiding citizen so I guess that makes him the exception.
I have long contended that while not condemning all illegals, the facts are that they bring a huge amount of drug trafficking, prostitution, gambling, promiscuity and illegitimate births with them. They are here criminally so what is to stop them from continuing in their illegal activity? Certainly not the law enforcement in this country. That is not even mentioning the diseases for which they are not screened or vaccinated again.
I have seen anecdotally the huge number of out of wedlock births- well there is an incentive- your child becomes an American citizen. What a great policy move that was! Talk about converting a child into a meal ticket! or passport!
But while reading an article about the beautiful and lovely tradition of the Quincera, a coming of age rite for Hispanic young ladies I saw this statistic:
Although teen pregnancy rates have generally been in decline across ethnic lines over the last 15 years, 51 percent of Hispanic teens get pregnant before age 20, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Think of that for a moment- 51% of Hispanic teens become pregnant before the age of 20!
That's Catholic morality? Devout piety? It's cultural madness.