WA Delegate: The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill (elected 9 years 300 days ago)
Embassies: the Pacific, The East Pacific, the West Pacific, The North Pacific, Osiris, Balder, One big Island, Nation States, NationStates 2, Mikeswill, Trav khar, Gatesville Inc, Funen, Atheist Empire, International Western Union, and Greater Dienstad.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Rebellious Youth in NationStates
World Census observers counted the number of times their car stereo was stolen from outside fast food stores to determine which nations have relatively high levels of youth-related crime.
As a region, NationStates is ranked 2,820th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
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NationStates Regional Message Board
Pope Francis: Immigrant Children Must Be 'Welcomed And Protected'
The Huffington Post | By Antonia Blumberg
Pope Francis confronted the "racist and xenophobic attitudes" that often face undocumented immigrants by addressing the thousands of unaccompanied children included in their ranks.
In a message delivered to the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development on Monday, the pope drew attention to these migrant children who he said often undertake the dangerous border crossing alone in order to escape violence in their home countries:
"This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected. These measures, however, will not be sufficient, unless they are accompanied by policies that inform people about the dangers of such a journey and, above all, that promote development in their countries of origin."
Pope Francis noted the urgency of this predicament, saying that the numbers of migrant children "are increasing day by day." U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that more than 50,000 unaccompanied migrant children have crossed the Southwest border so far in 2014.
While Pope Francis delivered his message, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke at Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat and urged clergy and foreign ministers to protect young migrants.
"Whether they travel for reasons of poverty, violence or the hope of uniting with families on the other side of the border," Parolin said, "it is urgent to protect and assist them, because their frailty is greater and they're defenseless, they're at the mercy of any abuse or misfortune."
The cardinal reiterated the Vatican's support for this cause, saying, "The church will always support at the national and international level any initiative directed at the adoption of correct policies."
Outside of the church, though, the pope also called for the international community to take steps toward finding a humanitarian solution to the immigration crisis.
"This challenge demands the attention of the entire international community so that new forms of legal and secure migration may be adopted."
On Sunday Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors of states that will host thousands of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America. The program, initiated by the Obama administration, will go into effect in October and aims to tackle the growing influx of child migrants.
"We want to make sure they're placed in a safe and supportive home or placement," Burwell said, "but also, it should be somebody that is legal and somebody that will be responsible to see that they show up for the hearing."
Matthew 25:35-40New King James Version (NKJV)
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
Are you saying Jesus is Mexican?
We agree with you btw, just can't resist a straight line.
Aren't we all Mexican at heart?
How about no.
The Republic of Julian Castro
And who's going to pay for this? You? Me? No thank You; My tax is high enough as it is now.
I live in Mexico, a village south of Guadalajara called Ajijic, in the winter. I love Mexico! (Hurry November).
And Jesus too btw. This immigrant issue is mostly smoke and mirrors from politicians to distract us from the real problems we have in the USA. Just my opinion but I'm sticking to it!
Iscadar reminds me of the "looking the other way" that Europe and America did in the 1930's when told of the genocide of the Jews. Alas, in 1945 the facts of the carnage horrified these same people. 50,000 kids last year and an estimated 70,000 this year are seeking refuge and the Republicans and the like are more concerned with their marginal tax rate. Have we change from being a compassionate Nation or have we always been a selfishly greedy?
Johnathan Swift had a good idea when the children of Ireland faced the same fate ~ cannibalism.
Found this morning in Annoying Nasal Drip's (AND) kitty Fluffy's plush bed: thought we would share.
In the beginning was the Meow.
All things issue from it;
all things return to it.
To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.
When you recognize the kittens
and find the mama,
you will feed on choice tuna.
Seeing in darkness is catdom.
Knowing how to yield is human.
Nap and purr.
and chase spiders on the floor.
This is life.
- Fluffy, owner of humans, and follower of the Miao (meow)
The problems is of Mexico, not the USA; and Mexico is making this a USA problem. There are legal ways to get into USA - they are not following that.
People scream so much about jews being killed in ww2 where as it was poles who were killed in Auschwitz not jews. (Jews had a smaller concentration camp near - with small chimney.) Yeah look at jews because they can scream harder than poles. Why should there be compassion for those who break our law? Another example. Why should Europeans show compassion and allow arabs to come in and trample upon their laws - attempting to impose their own in someone's country.
You are simply standing for slavery because why not allow them come in and work for 1/4 of normal wage, and live in subhuman standards in our country? I simply do not want them to come this way. If they are coming they have to obey our laws, and respect our perspectives. They have to come in legal way.
I wanted to add this also:
The way of compassion as you say is not the actual. You want your neighbor to fix your own issue; and if he doesn't want to do it. You call him Nazi, that you lack compassion, selfish and greedy bastard... This reminds me Russians they are like that.