Yesterday I raised a number of questions about the sudden increase in the number of children being sent from Mexico and points south of there to the United States. I had suggested that perhaps the children were seized from their parents. Another possibility might be that Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and other countries are emptying their orphanages and juvenile detention centers and literally dumping their problems and responsibilities into our laps.
Read about the deal cut between Mexico and Guatemala. They call it the Southern Border Program to Improve Passage. It sounds so nice and official, doesn't it? Unlike the US today, Mexico takes its border control responsibilities seriously - particularly to its south. However, Mexico is cutting its immigrants a break, provided that their ultimate destination is the United States via our porous southern border. People coming into Mexico will receive a "Regional Visitor's Card", allowing them to stay in Mexico for up to 3 days - enough time for them to make their way to the northern border. Of course other countries such as Honduras and El Salvador will be sending their migrants through Mexico, too. Wanna bet that the Obama regime is in on the scheme?
We also hear that on Friday some Central American leaders pressed Vice President Biden to "improve migrant rights". One might wonder why Biden didn't retort that these countries should be addressing their national ills that would impel their citizens to leave their countries. But again, Biden is in on the scheme. One of these (so-called) Central American "leaders" was Jorge Ramon Hernandez, president of Honduras. He threatened to continue the rapid influx of Honduran children "unless immigration reform" happens. That's nonsensical. Suppose the US "reformed" immigration to his liking; does that mean he'd stop sending Honduran children? But wait! Let's leave that irony aside for the time being! Didn't we just read of another Honduran leader trying to cajole the US into accepting Honduran children - "problem children" to be precise? Read yesterday's post! That other Honduran leader, closely echoing his president (and NOT Church teaching) is Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga. They're spouting the same talking points, hoping we won't notice.
As far as Church teaching goes on the matter of immigration, might not the Summa Theologica of St Thomas Aquinas have something to say on the matter? Here is the second part of the first part of his work; scroll to Article 3. John Horvat has commentary on it. Time prohibits me from going into a full analysis. Suffice it to say that the Angelic Doctor clearly states that a nation has the right and responsibility to control who gets to enter into the nation and if/how immigrants assimilate into that nation. St Thomas states that the nation's leaders have a responsibility to secure the best interests of the nation and its citizens.
Getting back to the massive shipment of Central American children to the US, one must wonder if the USCCB is being complicit in what may be a child-trafficking scheme. With the millions of grants they've received these past two years, do they care?
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