No Justice With Unjust Laws

A response to: Questioning the Polls

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Yes, there is no charity in allowing injustice. But there is no justice in the eyes of God if the laws are unjust.

Many people consider the U.S. immigration laws unjust, unwisely strict and punitive.

What is needed, as the U.S. bishops and others have said, is a comprehensive reform of U.S. immigration law.

From my perspective here in Honduras, I also see — as do the U.S. bishops — a need for integral development so that people do not feel compelled to leave their families to seek to care for them.

I try to dissuade the people I meet from migrating but I also am working in several projects to help the people find ways to move out of the poverty that afflicts 73% of the Honduran people.

Yes, let’s work for justice — but the justice of a God who cares for the poor and the marginalized in a very special way.

John Donaghy
Lay missionary
Siocese of Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras

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