Washington, DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory said during a press conference this week that U.S. citizens should share their abundance with illegal immigrants and aligns himself with Senate Democrats on the idea of amnesty, Breitbart reported.
“Catholic social teaching upholds the principle that every person has the right to live in his or her own homeland in security and dignity,” the archbishop said, adding, “However, when loss of work forces migration, we must welcome them, protect them and share our abundance with them.”
During a press conference organized by the massive pro-immigration group American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), Gregory also urged Members of Congress to pass amnesty for the estimated 11 to 22 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States.
“Standing in solidarity with our migrant brothers and sisters means once again raising the question, will we care for our neighbor?” he said.
“After years of delay, the 117th Congress now has an opportunity to be courageous by addressing immigration in a comprehensive and productive way,” Gregory continued.
The Washington archbishop’s comments coincide with senate Democrats attempting to slip an expansive amnesty for illegal aliens into a budget via the little-known filibuster-proof reconciliation process, which would only require 51 votes.
Reconciliation is the Senate’s tool for fast-tracking spending-related bills and filibuster-proofing them before sending them to the president.
According to Marketplace, Georgetown University associate professor Kelly Whitener explained how budget reconciliation works and in which situations it can be applied.
To pass a bill in the House of Representatives, it takes a majority of members to vote for it. But in the Senate, it’s a bit more complicated.
“The final vote on any piece of legislation does pass with a simple majority,” said Kelly Whitener, “But in the Senate, you can’t get to that vote if at least 60 senators agree to end debate.
“And if you don’t have the 60 votes, then members can filibuster and just offer lots of amendments, protract the debate, do anything, really, to stall and make it so you can’t move forward,” Whitener said.
In other words, it allows senators to avoid the hurdle in the upper chamber of having to reach at least 60 votes by bringing a bill to a vote with a simple majority, or just 51 lawmakers, in specific cases, Marketplace reported.
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders said this week that Democrats would do their best to “slide amnesty” through reconciliation.
Likewise, the U.S. Confederation of Catholic Bishops, which actively supports mass migration, pushes Congress to pass an amnesty.
Bishop Mario Dorsonville said in a statement: “My brother bishops and I urge the Senate to join the House of Representatives in passing legislation that would provide legal status and a path to citizenship for all Dreamers,” Dorsonville continued.
As reported by Neon Nettle, last year, Pope Francis pushed for the adoption of communist policies on a global scale “for the good of all.” Advocating for the redistribution of wealth and denouncing the absolute right to private property, saying it “can only be considered a secondary natural right, derived from the principle of the universal destination of created goods.”
In contrast, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned the Biden-Harris administration and Senate Democrats for focusing on amnesty for illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, allowing the humanitarian, national security, and public health crisis on the southern border to worsen.
“All across the world people are hearing Senate Democrats saying ‘We’re in the business of amnesty.’ Little boys and little girls are getting physically assaulted by drug traffickers and human traffickers,” Cruz said.
Adding that “We spent four years listening to Democrats run to TV cameras talking about kids in cages. There are more cages and they are more full today. Joe Biden is running the cages that are packed with kids.”
“This is a crisis. This administration caused it. And this committee doesn’t even care to have a hearing on the suffering that is happening at the border that is caused by policies that don’t work,” the senator concluded.
As Breitbart reported in an 18 June article, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that amnesty for illegal aliens will drain U.S. taxpayers and depress wages, making it harder for Americans to find work in an already damaged economy.
In the U.S., 1.2 million legal immigrants receive green cards to settle permanently each year. In addition, 1.4 million foreigners receive visas to fill jobs, while hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enter across borders each year, the media outlet said.