Many myths surround the current debate over immigration reform, such as immigrants are just here to get on welfare, or immigration hurts the U.S. economy. The issue is complicated enough without injecting false fears and myths into the mix. The challenge of creating an effective new immigration law must balance two basic principles recognized in Catholic teaching: the right of a nation to protect it borders and ensure an orderly process of immigration; and, the right of people faced with persecution or poverty to migrate for a better and safer life. The MCC has prepared a commentary that seeks to consider immigration reform in measured and balanced manner. Click commentary for more.
Posted: August 16, 2013.