Catholics Must Stand up for Immigration Reform Northern Nevada Catholics Lisa Stiller Lisas article is just a lot of rhetoric and propaganda to excuse illegal aliens who have no respect for our laws or its people and GODs laws and I do not want these people as my neighbors. Jesus Christ was not a refugee He entered this world legally with permission from GOD. The face of immigration is the face of Christ is blasphemy and Lisa should go to hell for say it. Humanitarian issue my booty. We give enormous amounts of money to Mexico and its never enough because it is corrupt. Anti-immigrant rhetoric? Anti-illegal immigration is what is it called legally. None of us is against controlled legal immigration. We allow 185,000 immigrants to enter this country legally each year. Our immigration system actually works. How is people crossing our border and dying our problem? That is Mexicos problem and we do not want it. Our current policies dont work because criminal choose to ignore then and disrespect them. Anti-murder laws dont work either so should we change them to excuse murder? A just and humane immigration reform policy is amnesty and it done not work. (1986) Its just an incentive for more uncontrolled immigration and an excuse to excuse illegal immigration. Why not just erase the border and let Mexico destroy us as they have destroyed Mexico. A path to citizenship for temporary workers Are you out of your mind? Mexico need its people and we dont. Hispanic are destroying diversity. Hispanic children it school are a majority and some schools like Smithridge, Anderson, Glen Duncan and Pine are 90% Hispanic. We have enough poverty already and we are no longer into nation building as in 1929 but nation survival in 2009. Population is already depleting our natural resources and social security. Immigration Reform of 1966 separate familiesAutomatic Birthright Citizenship and illegal immigration separate families. When they come here illegally they leave families in Mexico. They know when they enter this county illegal and have children they are subject to deportation at anytime and they should not be allowed to use their children as anchors. When they come here they break the law and continue to break law while here and become fugitives. Border blockade must be addressed I will. Wall, military, land mines and trespassers shot of sight. Simple as that. How to put human dignity into law Already done. In 1929 immigration laws were not needed, now in 2009 very much a necessity for survival of America. Preach to Mexico about human dignity and responsibility. We take care of our own and many others. Immigration issue a global phenomena. You got that right. Muslim immigration is destroying europe. England even recognize Shia law. Illegal immigration has already destroyed California, but Ariz. dodge the bullet and enforced immigration laws. Thank GOD for Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa country Arizona. He is a real American hero. Long live Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Working immigration are pay their way in taxes What a crock a lies and the biggest mis-conception of all. Illegal aliens are low wage earners and pay very little in taxes and use the system. Education, healthcare, social services, housing. Plus they send $35 billion earn here back to Mexicos economy instead of going back into ours. If legalized they will bring their elderly parents from Mexico and they will qualify for SSI and full medicaid and housing with our having paid on single penny into the system. Illegal aliens kill more American than 9-11, Iraq and Afghanistan war and not to mention other criminal and gang activity. Underline church teaching? Catholic teaching is not the teaching of Christ and is pagan, custom and tradition. Plus Jesus said; Obey the law. Rom 13;17 .let every soul be in subjection to superior authorities. Titus 3;1..be obedient to government and authorities as rulers. Luke 2;1-5 a decree went forth from Caesar for all the inhabited earth to be registered Acts 24;16 I am exercising myself continually of committing no offense to GOD and men. (they are breaking our laws and GODs laws.) Practice what you preach. Your article sound like something coming from racist La Raza organization. Advocate like Catholic churches that support illegal immigration is aiding and abetting criminal activity.. It is a crime to enter this country illegally. Illegal Immigration is a Crime Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who: Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime. Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) "Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both." Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A): A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he: * assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or * encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or * knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions. Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his or her work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.