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PopeWatch: DACA

 

 

 

Well, the Pope has put his uninformed two cents in on DACA:

 

During the interview, Francis admitted that he’s unfamiliar with the particulars of DACA, or with Trump’s decision. But he is confident about one thing: Separating children from their families doesn’t align with a pro-life attitude, because it “isn’t something that bears fruit for either the youngsters or their families.”

Francis said he hopes Trump rethinks the decision.

“I believe that this law comes, I think, not from Congress but from the executive branch of the government,” he said, according to a translation by Crux. “If it is so, I have the hope that it’s re-thought, because I heard the president of the United States introduce himself as a ‘pro-life’ man.”

Go here to read the rest.  The longest lasting impact of the current Pontificate may be its diminution in the number of Catholics who take papal statements seriously.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

5 Comments

  1. Article, Section 8, Item 4 states that the Congress shall have the Power “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization….”

    Doesn’t that mean that immigration laws and rules fall under the authority of the Congress and NOT the President, and that therefore DACA by President Obama was illegal and unconstitutional?

    PS, I will again point out to all those DACA supporters what I have pointed out before. When you have welcomed two immigrant victims of human trafficking into your apartment free of charge, feeding them and taking care of their material needs for 7 months until the govt can get its $h1t together to finally address their case, then you have room to an opinion. Until that time, shut your darn mouths and go away! (Yes, in the interest of full disclosure, my wife – then my fiancee when that happened – compelled me to act with Christian generosity; sadly it didn’t come naturally and still doesn’t.)

  2. Is this uninformed outburst motivated by traditional Catholic antipathy to Enlightenment democracy, or is it disregard for African-Americans who are disproportionately harmed by unlimited numbers of illegal invaders stealing their jobs, opportunities, and places in schools.

    It’s one of dozens of ticking time bombs with which Obama and the execrable Dems burdened America. They (Alinskyites all) promulgated a TEMPORARY chimera they called DACA: an illegal, unconstitutional coup d’état against duly enacted (by popularly elected legislatures) laws. Such acts used to be called “absolutism”: government by the whim of the sovereign.

    No Amnesty. No Naturalization. No Vote.

  3. I think in this, as in other comments, our Holy Father does not show a knowledge of how the United States separation of powers works. Congress had from 2008 until 2012 to carry out immigration reform, when Democrats controlled both houses and the presidency. They did nothing.

  4. Hey, for once I agree with the Pope! Separating young people from their family is wrong— so we should offer to send the citizen youngsters with their parents; as I understand it, having an alien parent, they’ve got the citizenship of that parent as a birth-right.

  5. It is illegal immigration that is breaking these families up, not efforts to enforce immigration law.

    Back in 2009, I went with a group of people to an orphanage in Mexico. Thing is, it turned out this was not an orphanage in the traditional understanding of what an orphanage is. It was, in large part, a place where parents would dump their kids off before trying to enter the U.S. illegally. The only time these kids had any real adult interaction was when de gringos, er Americans would go down there. And watching these kids break down and cry when we left was really sad.

    Another common problem is that many men who come into this country illegally have affairs and sire other children while here, thus causing more family break ups.

    The fact that our Church hierarchy will not address this is a real scandal. And this scandal existed long before Jorge Bergoglio planted his back side on the Chair of Peter.

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