There is a topic going on about St. Agnes Church in SF declaring itself a “sanctuary” for immigrants, based on an article in America magazine. The article describes a meeting at the church, in which one of the speakers actually told parishoners they need to ask for forgiveness for letting ICE deport immigrants:
She emphasized, however, that I.C.E. had carried out four million deportations in the last few years and that this was an opportunity for the people of St. Agnes to ask for forgiveness for not responding to the years of sweeps that had already occurred under President Barack Obama.
So, if it’s somehow sinful for Catholics to not “respond” to I.C.E. (for if they didn’t sin, why would they need forgiveness) then I’m sure it must be sinful to actually work for them, right? The article doesn’t even mention that “US immigration laws are unjust and so Catholics have no obligation to uphold them”, it is assumed as an Obvious Truth.
On the other hand, AFAIK it is not immoral for a Catholic to work for the IRS or other government agencies, even though we could certainly make a case tax laws and other laws are just as “unjust” as immigration laws.