Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis

Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis.

Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope’s U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall.

“He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will have any doubt on where the church stands on immigration after the pope visits the United States.”

15 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • VirgoVince says:

    Pope, or no pope, he’s NOT American and gets NO vote here!!
    Stick to religion and stay OUT of politics and AWAY from liberals!

  • Aleteia says:

    Pope Karl Marx the 1st! I hope that groups will protest this political pope.

  • Devasahayam says:

    Vatican has long been a champion of malfeasant invaders to US (for the obvious reason that about 90% of Hispanics are Catholics).

    1. unique201 says:

      Let the pope take them to the Vatican.

      1. Devasahayam says:

        An idea I’ll second, third, ….thousandth,….trillionth!

        1. unique201 says:

          Thanks for reading my post and agreeing………..

  • ted finkbohner says:

    The Pope is going to address Congress,why? Should the Republican supporters of Netanyhu walk out? Of course the Pope is worried about the poor little illegals, they are all Catholics and he is from their part of the world. Just like the church pushed JFK into keeping good Catholics in power in Vietnam. Did ya, notice how the Catholics in LBJ cabinet went from pro war to anti war as soon as the Diem Brothers, the good Catholics, were executed? Remember Jesus told his followers to A) render Caesar’s to Caesar, obey the laws, and B) to be no part of the World. So who really is the Pope’s boss? Does he have horns and a tail?

    1. I Seigel says:

      Maybe the Pope is a secret Muslim commie. Waddya think, Mr Boner?

      1. ted finkbohner says:

        I think he is horribly misguided and thinks it is his mission to save the World and do it from a “Christian/Catholic” point of view, which most of the World doesn’t subscribe to. He should spend his time running his church and let the secular leaders run the secular World. In his church he has pedophle priests, a bank that has ties to Mafia money laundering, and he cries about poverty while sitting in a museum with billions of dollars of artwork paid for by the faithful who gave their kid’s lunch money to the Vatican over the centuries. Is the Pope a religious leader or a political leader. If religious Congress has no right to invite him to speak in a public forum like Congress. If he is a political leader then Congress has a right to invite him, but he can’t spout religious dogma, it has no place in a public forum like Congress. Pope Frankie has to make up his mind as to which he is. Like Jesus (Who Frankie claims is his boss) said you can’t serve two masters.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Most of the world isn’t Christian/Catholic? Certainly a very large percentage, if not a majority.

          1. Devasahayam says:

            That “large percentage” is only namesake (or in Indian terms “census”) Catholic/Christian. Born-again Christian population is much lower (and will be sifted out at judgement-time).

      2. Devasahayam says:

        On the commie part, not secret — he was known to push Marx even when he was ordained as a priest.

  • reggie says:

    Dear Mr. Pope, go home.You have no right to interfere in the affairs of the US Government, regardless of how good or bad they are. Clean up your own messes first.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Dear Mr. Netanyahu, go home.You have no right to interfere in the affairs of the US Government, regardless of how good or bad they are. Clean up your own messes first.

      1. unique201 says:

        I Siegel is a Palestinian.

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