Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Vatican speaks out... where exactly?

Vatican official expresses concern about proposed US immigration reform

Mexico City, Mar. 28, 2006 (CNA) - The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences, Msgr. Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, said this week that the Holy See is concerned about legislation on immigration reform currently before the US Senate which includes proposals to build a wall on the US/Mexican border and to make it a crime to help illegal aliens.


He said he did not intend his comments to be “a statement against a law,” but emphasized that “man has the right to immigrate and communities and nations have the right to receive those who immigrate and the right to establish certain norms.”

Msgr. Sanchez added warned against allowing immigration to “become clandestine” because that would mean a further trampling of human rights.

They're his comments, okay...

That last part about not allowing immigration to become clandestine... Since the Monsignor makes no distinction between LEGAL and ILLEGAL immigration in his comment, I can only theorize as to what he is referring to here. Because as it stands, human trafficking is ALREADY clandestine because ILLEGAL immigrants are doing something ILLEGAL, so they do it out of sight of law enforcement.

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