Another Self-Hating American Catholic Convert
I have serious doubts about those middle two points from personal experience, but the first and last are at least true, supporting his subsequent claim: "Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity." Maybe so, but at whose expense? What about the jobless who are here?
"Cast down your bucket where you are," said immigration-restrictionist Booker T. Washington. Could the lack of intact families among poor black and white Americans have anything to do with the fact that fathers have no way to support their families, that they're being undercut by the importation of a cheap and exploitable labor force?
But American will not do these jobs! No, Americans will do these jobs, they will just ask for a decent wage. I myself worked in both agriculture and construction as summer jobs, alongside guys who were paid more and did the work full-time. No longer, probably, since the immigrants Mr. Bush lauds will work these jobs for far cheaper wages, being used to a much lower standard of living.
Higher up the pay-scale, in high-tech, H-1B visa-holders are held in indentured servitude by their employers, putting fellow American graduates in the STEM fields, who might get uppity and freely seek better jobs, at a disadvantage.
So what if many of these immigrants come from a nominally Catholic part of the world? Is it un-Catholic to look after your own? Tom Piatak, as he is wont to do, calls it like it is — Electing A New People.