Immigration

March 5, 2013

Should Catholic youth groups be ethnically segregated?

My father, a first generation Mexican-American, is fond of saying, “America doesn’t just have an immigration problem – it has an assimilation problem.”  As a public […]
May 2, 2013

Immigration: keep the illegals out!

My earlier post spawned a flurry of comments that all offered similar criticisms. To paraphrase the most common: “Legal immigration is fine; it’s illegal immigration that we need to […]
May 6, 2013

Immigration and the Law

Forgive me for venturing again into the immigration debate, but it seems (judging by combox discussions) that I haven’t made my point clearly enough in my […]
May 10, 2013

Immigration and the Poor and Huddled Masses

The controversy over efforts at immigration reform continues.  One of the latest strands involves the Heritage Foundation’s report claiming that the Gang of 8 bill will […]
May 20, 2013

In America, Every Day is Pentecost

The celebration of Pentecost is a perfect occasion to think about the history–and the future–of the United States as a nation of immigrants. Like the crowd […]
May 29, 2013

Two Points on Immigration Reform

The American Catholic bishops are taking a serious interest in immigration reform legislation being worked on in Congress.  Although many of the bishops have spoken on […]