Because I am strong on concepts but poor on facts, I have difficulty weighing in on current issues. It seems as if the “facts” are sometimes totally different as cited by people on opposite sides of the fence.
I am basically for amnesty for non-criminal non-documented people in the US. But I hate the idea that they have been coming over so many decades because they know that US businesses will hire them for slave labor wages instead of having to pay US citizens.
However, one couldn’t simply equate amnesty with entitlement. What I have read is that there are so many undocumented good people that it would take 25 years to exile them under current long law processes, and that they are the very last priority for exiling anyone.
Now this is where I get confused. Some people insist that the undocumented are taking a huge amount of jobs at lower wages such that citizens are unemployed. Others, however, say that citizens refuse to do the kind of work that the un-documented readily do, happy for any wages!
For what it’s worth.
We (the Holy Family) are allowing this anxiety to surface to such an extreme so that you will be convinced you need us every minute of the day, as I taught Venerable Maria Agreda (See The Mystical City of God).
“We don’t know anything about him, Father.”
When he got to the Church there was a coffin but no family or friends. About 10 minutes into the Mass, one woman came in and sat at the back, but left just before the end of the funeral, before the priest could talk to her.
The next day he found in the local newspaper a full story about the man he had buried. The woman turned out to be a reporter to devotes some of her time to interviewing elderly street people so as to honor their personhood but publishing their stories!
“Help us to witness that the more we supernaturally believe, hope and charitably share with others, the more our helpless old age will turn into a treasure for us all, helping everyone to enter the infinite, compassionate and eternal beatitude of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”