NCR Today: When asked aboard the papal plane about Donald Trump, Pope Francis was addressing the hypocrisy of so-called Christians who do not act like Christians.
Donald Trump’s proposals on immigration action are racist. He is calling, for example, for the elimination or the revision of the Fourteenth Amendment that provides U.S. citizenship to anyone born in the United States. This amendment was intended to confer citizenship on the emancipated African American slaves. Trump is aiming his attack on the amendment, however, on the U.S.-born children of undocumented Latino immigrants.
Dolan wrote that as an American, he takes "seriously the great invitation and promise of Lady Liberty."
The ruling has led to questions whether the federal government will appeal and how immigration officials will comply.
Migrants with no representation are more likely to lose their asylum claims than those who do get legal counsel, according to a report by the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
Bishop Jaime Soto called the bulk of those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border "asylum-seekers" and said their jailing "is a violation of international law."
The bishops recommended replacing the practice with alternative detention programs that would give back immigrants their dignity and due process.
Latino Catholics now make up 40 percent of the total U.S. Catholic population. U.S. Catholics look different than they did half a century ago -- and so do their values.
"These bills would not fix our immigration system. Rather, they would make it less just and would undermine our moral authority domestically and globally."
NCR Today: The immigration debate is wrapped up in legal ramifications and ongoing political problems. Regardless, these things shouldn't distract from the recognition of innate human dignity.