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Cardinal Tobin criticizes President Trump’s speech on immigration

January 10, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “I listened with deep disappointment to the dehumanizing words used to describe our immigrant sisters and brothers,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said following President Donald Trump’s January 8 address on immigration, without referring to the president by name. “These men, women and children are neither numbers, nor criminal statistics, but flesh and blood people with their own stories and histories.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 10, 2019 7:50 AM ET USA

    The seeds of destruction of the U.S. immigration system were planted in the decade beginning with the close of Vatican II. During that decade I served migrant families who would work in the U.S. for 6 months, then return to Mexico for six months. Then come back to work for 6 months, and return to Mexico for 6. Family housing was provided by the employer. They were cheerful families, and they were here legally. Their last rotation when the guest-worker program ended was a sad time for everyone.