What the Western left and many in the Catholic Church fail to understand is the amount of scandal involved in unregulated immigration.
The reason why there is so much push-back isn’t really a call to nationalism or right-wing identity politics. It’s because unregulated immigration means more crime against said immigrants (maybe more so) and the natives as well as things like human trafficking.
I have not heard one word about any of that from the Vatican, the USCCB or any Western liberals.
The whole immigration system in the EU and North America is all about getting cheap labor and scoring political points.
People who say they “care” are almost always just virtue-signaling their way through the subject to their peers.
A lot of good that does Nigerian women in Italy who have to make deals with suave African human traffickers, NGOs who break the law the bring them in to make themselves feel good or because they want to undermine Italian for revenge and finally the mafia when they have to work their turf and become prostitutes and end up owing everyone 130,000 euros on average.
But hey, we’ve all got make our sacrifices from the EU project and the American dream of backwards left-wing values, which basically means making one’s “friends” happy on Facebook.com