The USCCB Media Blog has a post up aboput a recent talk by Bishop Danuel Flores of Brownsville. Bishop Flores discusses the way immigration patterns are changing due to the endemic violence in Mexico. Before, a father would come over first to make money to bring over the family. Now, the wife and kids are sent first to escape the violence and the father often stays in Mexico working to pay for himself and his family. Given the differences in wages on either side of the border, you can imagine the increase in poverty such arrangements occasion.
When will we finally get a humane immigration policy in this country? And why are Cubans the only Latinos allowed to get virtually automatic documents when the violence in Mexico has far outstripped the violence in Cuba?