People are desperately seeking some way to live a decent peaceful life. They could not get it in their homeland. What they found there was violence, drug wars, killings, gun battles, and no future for their children. And it was not their fault, but was it, at least partly, the fault of the Americans who had intervened in their government and of other Americans who were feeding the drug kingpins with their insatiable appetite for illicit drugs. Actually, a former president of the United States said that he had used cocaine himself. How is it helpful to people seeking to avoid the violence of drug gang wars, when Americans are paying top dollar for access to these illegal drugs?
The question as I see it is whether a Christian should side with Mr. Trump and Mr.Arroyo on immigration or whether they should stand with the National Catholic Reporter, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sister Donna Markham, OP, Phd, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services who have issued an statement reiterating that it is not a crime to seek asylum:
"… The Catholic Church will continue to serve, accompany and assist all those who flee persecution, regardless of where they seek such protection and where they are from.”