Mexican bishops decry Trump border-wall plan
January 27, 2017
The Mexican Episcopal Conference has issued a statement decrying President Donald Trump’s executive order on border security.
“The first thing that hurts us is that many people who live their relationship of family, faith, work, or friendship will be further blocked by this inhuman interference,” the conference said in its statement, as it called for reflection on how to promote security and employment without constructing a border wall.
“We will continue to support our brothers and sisters who come from Central and South America and who are in transit through our country to the United States,” the statement continued.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
- Valor y Respeto al Migrante (CEM)
- Committee on Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Administration’s Announcement to Build a Wall at U.S.-Mexico Border, Increase Detention and Deportation Forces (USCCB)
- Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements (White House)
- US bishops rap Trump’s plan for border wall (CWN, 1/26)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: jalsardl5053 -
Jan. 28, 2017 12:46 AM ET USA
Canada brooks no immigration PERIOD. The only fun part about that is the liberals who said that's their destination now can't get in. On a more serious note, it is unfortunate that President Trump's actions brought to the surface the hypocrisy of the Mexican government and now the Episcopal Conference. And, as already noted, the USCCB's complaint is equally without merit.
Posted by: [email protected] -
Jan. 27, 2017 9:09 PM ET USA
The Mexican Bishops are irrelevant. The Church complains only when we discuss the wall on US border and not how the Mexican government treats illegals except to encourage them to break US law.
Posted by: MWCooney -
Jan. 27, 2017 11:26 AM ET USA
Even a cursory examination of how the Mexican government treats those from Central America attempting to enter Mexico shows the deception in the bishops' statement. Where is their statement about the atrocious and hostile treatment THOSE illegal border crossers receive? And how are those who "live their relationship of family, faith, work, or friendship" further blocked by preventing their breaking the law to do so? Pure subterfuge.
Posted by: Lucius49 -
Jan. 27, 2017 11:08 AM ET USA
Are the Mexican bishops decrying their own countries strict immigration and border laws? Why is it okay for Mexico but not for the U.S.? Mexico is shipping back Cubans to Cuba, Salvadorans to El Salvador? Why no protest from the Mexican bishops?