Rep. Tom Tancredo â€“ who vied for the Republican presidential nomination to make illegal immigration a priority issue â€“ suggested in a House speech yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Latin Americans to come to the U.S. to bolster flagging membership in the Catholic Church.
The pontiff, asked by reporters on his flight to the U.S. Tuesday if he would address Hispanic immigration, said the U.S. must do "everything possible to fight ... all forms of violence so that immigrants may lead dignified lives."
Tancredo, a former Catholic, told House colleagues, "I would like to know what part of our lax immigration policy is considered 'violent.' I fail to see how accepting more refugees than any other nation while providing free health care, free education, free housing and free social service benefits to millions of illegal aliens in this country is any way 'degrading' to them or...
I'm all for illegal immigrants living dignified lives in their own countries! Perhaps we should have immigration laws like Mexico? Mexico's Immigrations Laws, it is about time that we take America back at least one state at time, if we can't do it all at once. Here is a Mormon who has the right idea in one area at least, The Man Behind Arizona's Toughest Immigrant Laws