Catholic groups plan nonviolent civil disobedience in US Senate office building on behalf of Dreamers
February 27, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: The groups sponsoring the February 27 “day of action for Dreamers” include the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Faith in Public Life, the Franciscan Action Network, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, Pax Christi International, and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Feb. 27, 2018 10:38 PM ET USA
If this protest on behalf of the Dreamers is in support of blanket amnesty, citizenship and a stream of family members to follow, I could not possibly support it nor I do not think it should be expected of my fellow Catholics. It violates too many areas of conscience regarding the justice of allowing chaos and violence from a variety of evils to threaten the citizens of our country. Let's slow down and do it right. Legal entrance with vetting is respectful of the dignity of all persons.
Posted by: Chestertonian -
Feb. 27, 2018 7:46 PM ET USA
If these people are not citizens they have no legal right to anything here, except what the Constitution acknowledges is reasonable for non-citizens. Otherwise, the Constitution says we can limit entry to the country for any reason at any time, because it's our country, not theirs. In the long term, we need to make legal immigration easier, and illegal harder. Build the wall, simplify the laws for immigration, make some accommodation for "Dreamers" who prove they haven't broken any OTHER laws.