The US Border Patrol was doing its job. They arrested an illegal alien. But that provided the Treason Lobby with a perfect chance to pump its constant refrain: “Every alien who wants in, particularly children brought by their parents, deserves a free ticket!” And now, unfortunately, Pope Francis has joined in.
You can read typical gushing praise heaped on Jose Antonio Vargas, the illegal “Pulitzer Prize winning” reporter, in the Huffington Post’s breathless article [Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Border Patrol Custody, July 15, 2014 6:04 pm EDT]
Hey, I think Vargas should be as angry as he looks in the Huffington Post article’s picture of him. He is sure he did nothing wrong and now is demanding justice. (But it’s really his parents’ who are at fault—as a young man, like many others, he didn’t even know he was illegal.)What is justice? In this case, he wants to facilitate the immigration invasion. Who are we Americans to object?
Indeed, I agree, Vargas has a problem. But who is to blame? Well, start with the disastrous 1965 legislation, of course. But add the decades of greed that allowed this immigration invasion. Illegal and legal, to reach a point that may now be beyond containment.
As US population bloats to 400 million by 2035 and maybe a billion before 2100, your children and grandchildren will be cursing our indifference to their welfare. And those complaining will be of every ethnic category and every economic class, although many of those wealthy enough to leave will have settled in literal and figurative gated communities across the globe.
Indeed, in the present crisis, the Catholic Church’s heaviest hitter has just been put up to bat. Yes, Pope Francis has left no doubt about who he wants to be kept in the USA:
VATICAN CITY, July 15 (CNA/EWTN News) .- In his message for the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development Pope Francis called for a change in the way migrants are viewed, giving particular emphasis to unaccompanied children.
“Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes,” the Roman Pontiff stated in the July 15 message…
Pope Francis drew attention specifically to the “tens of thousands” of children who migrate alone, particularly from Central America and Mexico to cross the border of the United States in order to escape poverty and violence.
Their pursuit of hope “in most cases turns out to be vain,” the Pope lamented, explaining that the number of unaccompanied child migrants is “increasing day by day.”
“This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected.”
The Pope also wants everyone to be happier about more legal immigration—an odd request given that the developed world has accepted an unprecedented wave of immigration in the last thirty years:
Addressing the topic of globalization, the Bishop of Rome observed that although there are many things to be gained from it, the issue presents various challenges, particularly that of immigration, which he referred to as “one of the ‘signs’ of this time.”
“Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.”
Emigration “is a phenomenon that carries with it great promise and many challenges,” he noted, drawing attention to how migrants suffer and even die on their journey, while others are separated from their families or become the subject of racism.
“Faced with this situation,” the pontiff continued, “I repeat what I have affirmed in this year’s Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees: ‘A change of attitude towards migrants and refugees is needed on the part of everyone.’”
Pope Francis called the faithful to move “away from attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalization – all typical of a throwaway culture,” and instead foster “attitudes based on a culture of encounter, the only culture capable of building a better, more just and fraternal world.”
Pope denounces ‘racist, xenophobic’ attitudes toward immigrantsby Elise Harris, Catholic News Agency, July 15, 2014
One wonders how those precious kids got here, in fact largely without loss, if special help that didn’t come from God was not involved.
I am part of the liberal Democrat part of VDARE.com’s editorial coalition and I have been repeatedly as critical of the Roman Catholic Church as Editor Peter Brimelow will allow. (See here and here.). As one of those dreaded “Population Controllers,” I am especially interested in the link between the Church’s anti-contraception stance and its support for Open Borders, particularly into the US. This was recently explained by a recent piece from John Seager, President of Population Connection: Border Crisis Linked to Bishops’ Crusade Against Contraception, huffingtonpost.com, July 2, 2014]
So back to Vargas. He is the perfect foil for the perps. But the real injustice is to American citizens and it will continue unless we deal with this issue.
Unfortunately, the GOP’s leadership seems to be ignoring my earlier disinterested suggestion about how they need to fight fire with fire: Patriot Democrat Says Republicans Can Take Back White House In 2016 By Pinning Pro-Immigration Tail On Democratic Donkey.
To my Catholic VDARE.com colleague A.W. Morgan’s acerbic comment The Floor Of Hell Is Paved With The Skulls Of Bishops, I can only add: and the skulls of Republican leaders—although I must say this is less of a surprise.
Donald A. Collins [email him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.