Monday, April 29, 2019

Pope Francis Financing Central American Migration

Unhappily for many, Pope Francis has gotten into the illegal migrant act. He has long since proposed the Europe open its arms to unassimilable migrants. Now, he is sending money to the Central American migrants camped out in Mexico, the better to facilitate their entry into the United States. Exactly why this is any of his business... beats me.

Naturally, he feels their pain and wants to help. He seems to believe that the problem is those dastardly Americans, who have not opened their borders to everyone who wants to come in. Everyone but the pope knows that the mix of unlimited migration and a welfare state is calamitous.

Being part of the bien pensant elite, the pope believes that these people are merely seeking a chance to make an honest living. No one ever asks what they are capable to contributing to an advanced industrial economy. No one ever asks how many of them have made it through elementary school. In truth, they are coming for the government benefits. The more of them arrive the less chance there will be for them to assimilate.

Anyway, the Vatican News reports the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants.

According to a statement from Peter’s Pence, “In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the US border remains closed to them.”

Well, if the US border is closed-- and why, pray tell, should the Argentinian pope be deciding whether the American government should open or close its borders?-- I have a better idea.

Why not use the money to charter planes to transport these migrants… to Argentina. Yes indeed, to that trainwreck of a country, where a highly educated population cannot manage to produce a functioning economy, where its best and brightest are immigrating to Europe. There’s plenty of room in Argentina… so why hasn’t the pope recommended that the migrants go there. And why is he not offering to pay for their trip?


Anonymous said...

How interesting that none were invited to Vatican City.

trigger warning said...

These dollars could have been better spent in Central America where the need is, rather than attempting to establish a Church-sponsored version of the Paleostinian Territories on the US border. However, that would not have achieved the true spiritual goal of sticking a thumb in a deplorable capitalist's eye.

Sam L. said...

Why does Pope Francis hate America?

Argentina? Why not Venezuela?

whitney said...

I hope Muslim migrants tear down the wall around Vatican City and rip it apart brick-by-brick

UbuMaccabee said...

Trump got this bum right long before everyone else did. Francis is a leftist first, and a Catholic second. Maureen Mullarkey at First Things got the read of this man a long time ago. He’s a moral coward is a position that requires moral courage above all else.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Pope Francis us a grandstanding, political disgrace. After years in the papacy, he can’t control his seemingly “out-of-context” remarks. Makes me wonder if they actually are out-of-context. Or if he’s learned anything. My spidey sense tells me he is the real deal... what you see is what you get. So let’s turn the Vatican into a post-European museum and move the Holy See to Venezuela. Much more fitting — squalor, socialist, South America. The whole smash.

Cheryl said...

What a crook and hypocrite. Trying to keep immigrants away from the Vatican.