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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.

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“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.


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  • 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?