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    NC: Who would Jesus deport?

    Walls are being built. Laws are being toughened, and tension is rising, but they just keep coming. Tens of thousands of people stream across the U.S.-Mexico border each year in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

    There are more than 35 million foreign-born persons residing in the United States, 23 million of whom have arrived in the past 20 years; at least 12 million are undocumented.

    Of interest to Catholic Relief Services is that more than 300,000 of the annual new arrivals are Catholic.

    The numbers are telling and point to a bigger problem of economic injustice, said Cullen Larson of Catholic Relief Services at a June breakfast gathering of the Franciscan Coalition, a social justice group sponsored by Raleigh's St. Francis Catholic Church.

    The federal government's inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation has led to scores of local and state laws that have cracked down on undocumented immigrants, and have been "harmful to many," Larson said. "People are suffering and dying."

    The immigration debate is nuanced, especially for those who claim Christianity as their faith. While Larson said the Catholic Church does not support illegal immigration or open borders, if peoples' lives are in danger, the laws must protect them.

    "Nations have a right to control their borders but not an absolute right," Larson said. "People have the right to migrate to support their families."

    In a January 2003 joint pastoral letter on migration, Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, U.S. and Mexican bishops called for comprehensive immigration reform:

    Address root causes of migration by developing economic, political and social conditions that make it unecessary to migrate.
    Allow undocumented residents of all nationalities to earn permanent residency
    Allow family members to reunite with loved ones in the United States
    Reform labor laws so migrants can work in a safe, humane environment
    Restore due process protections for immigrants.
    "Our faithfulness as a community is measured by how we treat the most vulnerable among us," Larson told the Indy. "The lack of documents does not take away the human rights of someone desperate to feed his or her family. Jesus welcomed the entire human family to his table."

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    "Nations have a right to control their borders but not an absolute right," Larson said. "People have the right to migrate to support their families."
    What? What is the difference between a right and an absolute right? Perhaps my English just ain't good enough.
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    That's funny hearing an extreme left rag like the Indy try to to invoke Jesus for political points. To them, nothing is sacred and their use of the word Jesus is a mockery of Christians.

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    I think Jesus would throw the leaders of Mexico out of the church, like he did to the money changers in the temple.
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    Jesus would not want people to break the laws.
    Illegals come here, to take take take, and yet Jesus said if you dont work you dont eat.
    Illegals are only here, to break the laws, they dont apply to them, they lie so they can get on welfare food stamps, section 8 houseing, WIC and have children so they can get more from the American taxpayers.
    And yet did Jesus do that? Sit around and have others take care of him?
    Did Jesus use FRAUD, to get all the freebies he could possibly get?
    Did Jesus, promote Hate because someone supposely stoled his land?
    Did Jesus have his own little La Raza so, he can collect 25 million a year from the appoval of the government at the hands of the American taxpayers who are breaking their backs to pay taxes, and to keep their heads afloat?
    Right what would Jesus do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC
    That's funny hearing an extreme left rag like the Indy try to to invoke Jesus for political points. To them, nothing is sacred and their use of the word Jesus is a mockery of Christians.

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    You got that right W. Obviously this writer isn't familiar with scripture at all. Romans 13:1-7 tells them EXACTLY what Jesus would do. He would OBEY the laws of the land.

    Bowman I agree with you also. Koobster you've made some very good points.
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    The federal government's inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation has led to scores of local and state laws that have cracked down on undocumented immigrants, and have been "harmful to many," Larson said. "People are suffering and dying."
    Is Larson saying that as a result of no Amnesty illegal aliens are "suffering and dying"? How ridiculous can he get?
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    Don't know, maybe this paper could call him up and ask him? "Yo! Jesus, who would you deport?" This is like asking how many illegal aliens would die for their sins. Infantile analogy. Give it up!

    Last I heard, Jesus doesn't rule this country and the government doesn't particularly welcome him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelina
    Don't know, maybe this paper could call him up and ask him? "Yo! Jesus, who would you deport?" This is like asking how many illegal aliens would die for their sins. Infantile analogy. Give it up!

    Last I heard, Jesus doesn't rule this country and the government doesn't particularly welcome him.
    Jesus was VERY controverisal and well known as an "enemy of the state."
    It is unfortunate that He does not rule this country, satan does.

    Agreed, the analogy IS INFANTILE. Jesus instructed that we all follow the rules of the land.
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    "Amen, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber."
    (John 10:1)
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