Working on Trump's wall is 'treason' and 'immoral,' Archdiocese of Mexico says

This Jan. 25, 2017, file photo shows a truck driving near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico.  (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File) This Jan. 25, 2017, file photo shows a truck driving near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico.  (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)  

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said Sunday that Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall in the United States are betraying their country.

The archdiocese said in an editorial that Mexican companies have expressed willingness to supply materials or work on the wall proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Mexico opposes the wall.

The editorial was titled "Treason against the Homeland," and said that "what is most surprising is the timidity of the Mexican government's economic authorities, who have not moved firmly against these companies."

In a meeting with steel companies in Mexico last week, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said the government did not plan restrictions on businesses, but warned that Mexicans would judge and base future buying decisions on "which brands are loyal to the national identity, and which are not."

"I think your prestige will align with your own interests in not participating in the wall," Guajardo told the companies.

It is unclear how many Mexican companies have expressed interest in the wall.

The archdiocese said Mexican companies have expressed interest in supplying cement, paint, lighting and other materials.

"Any company that intends to invest in the fanatic Trump wall would be immoral, but above all, their owners and shareholders will be considered traitors to the homeland," the editorial said.


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Henry George
3 weeks 5 days ago

Are we not morally bound to put an end to Immigrants crossing deserts
to enter the United States ?

Should we not seek to regulate entry of those who want to work in the
United States ?

As such, the Wall, while appearing to be "Immoral" may provide a greater good if it allows for a regulated and fair process for Immigrants who wish
to be "Guest Workers" a safe process for entering the United States and being paid a just wage and not having to fear being picked up by INS or treated like a "Wage Slave" by their illegal-employers who knows that the Workers cannot complain as the are one phone call away from being deported.

As for Refugees seeking entry, a similar Immigration Plan needs to be set up.

All the energy going into protesting the Wall might be better used to
restructure the entire Immigrant/Refugee Process to ensure that no one
has to cross deserts or pay "Coyotes" to find work and safety.

Stuart Meisenzahl
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Bishop simply ignores that there are actually stated quotas for immigration to the U.S
Given this salient and governing fact:
1)Is it immoral for an illegal immigrant to seek permanent status or citizenship when they are jumping ahead of their law abiding fellow nationalist who have been "waiting in line for years" after their legal application to emigrate to the U. S. ?
2)Does a wall that prevents such " line jumping" provide justice to those waiting in line?... or injustice to the "line jumper?
3)Does a Bishop who either encourages or justifies such "line jumping" have any standing to determine in this context what is or is not immoral.
Does the Bishop denounce as immoral the Mexico State policy making illegal immigration to Mexico a felony , Or condemn Mexican authorities who enforce that law and declare them immoral?

SITUATIONAL IMMORALITY.???

Richard Frank
3 weeks 5 days ago

Saint Pope John Paul II said “Illegal immigration should be prevented, but it is also essential to combat vigorously the criminal activities which exploit illegal immigrants.” Coyotes taking illegals across the border is criminal activity by exploiting them. So is giving back packs full of dope to illegals and paying them to carry the dope across.

My question is why didn’t Saint Pope John Paul II criticize President Bush for beginning the building of the border wall during his papacy? Why didn't the Mexican episcopate make a big deal about it then? What's the difference between then and now? I thought the Church was built on Rock and was solid.

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