Fr John Morris, a Fox New contributor was on the Bill Oreilly Factor Show on Aug 27, 2013 was talking about how the Council of US bishops will speak out on the immigration bill from the pulpit. Now Fr. Morris said ”It’s about the respect of the dignity of every single human being, even the people who broke the law”
What Fr. And the Bishops fail to address is that as American we are always respectful of the dignity of every person. But how about the respect for the law of the Land in which they are living in. We have a current immigration law on the books that are currently not being enforced. And yes to quote Fr Morris “althought not perfect” is completely ignored by the illegals who come here.
The laws when followed allows the immigrant through due process the ability to not only become a US citizen, but also full members of the Land. Unlike Article 9 and unambiguous article 33 of the Mexican constitution that states “The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the country’s political life.”
America’s constitution doesn’t deny property rights to foreigners , You can buy a home in America unlike Article 27 the Mexican Constitution denies fundamental property rights to foreigners “Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have he right to acquire ownership of lands, water, etc.”
Immigrants once legally permitted to work are not denied equal employment in the public sector; the Mexican constitution does under article 32. In the US constitution does guarantee that immigrant will never be treated as “real” citizens even legally naturalized. The Mexican constitution guarantees that immigrants will never be treated as real Mexican citizens, even if they are legally naturalized. (Emphasis added)
“Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable. In the time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces.” (article 32)
Foreign born, naturalize American can be, once voted in to, federal, state judges, mayors, governers, state reps. Which is the complete opposite of the Mexican constitution which states: “Foreign-born, naturalized Mexican citizens may not become federal lawmakers (article 55), cabinet secretaries (article 91) or supreme court justices (article 95)”
The US Constitution states under Article II, Section 1: No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
This is completely different from the Mexican constitution that states the president of Mexico must be a Mexican citizen by birth AND his parents must also be Mexican-born citizens (Article 82), thus giving secondary status to the Mexican-born citizens born of immigrants.
The Mexican constitution provides the right of private individuals to make citizen’s arrest, yet when President Felipi Calderone came to this country and criticized Arizona’s law S.B. 1070, he said “we will retain our firm rejection to criminalize migration so that people that work and provide things to this nation will be treated as criminals.”
Yet the Mexican constitution singles out “undesirables aliens” (article 11) and states the foreigners may be expelled for any reason and without due process. Meanwhile, not only do our terrorist given a white glove treatment in a tropical resort. It is a joke among immigration employees, illegals are arrested in the morning, deported in the afternoon and are crossing the border to be home for supper by the evening. We provide due process, yet the illegals arrested totally ignore our own laws.
The Catholic Church not only provides spiritual guidance to illegals when they here. They also provide legal help for those who utilize the services. The Catholic Church around the country has soup kitchens and food pantries that provide necessary staples if one is hungry. Catholic assist with shelter and clothing, winter coats and shoes for the whole family of immigrants.
So the Bishop to talk of the dignity of the person, when America allows immigrants to become legal citizens. Where the ability to practice your religion is unencumbered by the constitution. This differs 180 degrees from Mexico’s current constitution which if ever enforced will revisit the Cristero War (1926-29), where thousands were killed. The rebellion was set off by the enforcement of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 by Mexican President Plutarco Elías Calles, in order to hinder the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and its sub-organizations.
Known as the Cristero War or Cristero Rebellion (La Cristiada in Spanish), this period was, according to historian Donald Mabry, “a virulent anticlericalism [attack on the Church] that has seldom been surpassed in any other country”. With such a severe restriction of their liberties, the Mexican people were forced to react. After a decree that required the registration of priests and the confiscation of church property, the Catholic bishops of Mexico made the decision to close the churches and go underground. It was during this time that armed rebellion first broke out against the government. “Mexico rose in arms to shouts of ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’” writes historian Jürgen Buchenau. “Thus began the Cristero Rebellion, which eventually grew to 50,000 soldiers, or a force almost as large as the federal army.”
The Problem with Mexico is the breaking of the 10th commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods. They want immigration for Mexicans because it benefits Mexico’s economy, but they don’t want migration from Central America. They have Mexican guard at the Guatemalan border, are notorious for the brutality of their treatment of the would-be immigrants. The Guard use violence, rape and extortion against those seeking to cross into Mexico has, in fact, managed the border so well that the country has only a minimal illegal-immigration problem.
Mexico has condemned America’s efforts to construct a fence but in September 2010 the Mexican Government was building a wall in the state of Chiapas—along the Mexican/Guatemalan border — to stop contraband from coming into Mexico. Still we cannot do the same to prevent not only drugs but the carnage of the Drug wars that’s plaguing Mexico to spill into our country. Mexico aggressively promotes immigration to the United States, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry published Guía del Migrante Mexicano [Guide for the Mexican Migrant] and distributed “about 1.5 million copies” of it.
The purpose and meaning of the 10 commandment
God instructs us not to covet because He knows it can entrap us into even greater sin. To covet means to crave or desire, especially in excessive or improper ways. The Tenth Commandment does not tell us that all of our desires are immoral. It tells us that some desires are wrong. Coveting is an immoral longing for something that is not rightfully ours. That is usually because the object of our desire already belongs to someone else. But coveting can also include our wanting far more than we would legitimately deserve or that would be our rightful share. The focus of the Tenth Commandment is that we are not to illicitly desire anything that already belongs to others. The opposite of coveting is a positive desire to help others preserve and protect their blessings from God. We should rejoice when other people are blessed. Our desire should be to contribute to the well being of others, to make our presence in their lives a blessing to them. The last of the Ten Commandments is aimed directly at the heart and mind of every human being. In prohibiting coveting, it defines not so much what we must do but how we should think. It asks us to look deep within ourselves to see what we are on the inside. As with each of the previous nine Commandments, it is directed toward our relationships. It specifically deals with the thoughts that threaten those relationships and can potentially hurt ourselves and our neighbours. Therefore, it is fitting that the formal listing of these Ten foundational commands, which define the love of God, should end by focusing on our hearts as the wellspring of our relationship problems. From within come the desires that tempt us and lead us astray.