[Fr. Benedict Groeschel] said the following about sin, "we are guilty of robbing the poor in ways that we aren't aware, and this is a sin which the Old Testament says 'cries out to heaven for vengance'. "He continued, "every year, illegal immigrants with fake Social Security cards pay BILLIONS of dollars into the system which they will never collect; they help keep that failing system going".
I got a political survey telephone call the other day. Actually I first got this call on Mother's Day and was pretty annoyed that a telemarketer would have the gall to interrupt that day. They fairly politely conceded to calling back later the same week at which time they told me they had a one question political survey they were taking. Can't remember the exact wording they used, but it was something along the lines of "Do you think illegal criminal fugitive aliens should be deported?" I said, "Well, it depends on what you mean by 'illegal criminal fugitive aliens'." Turns out it was their propagandized term for illegal alien. And I said, "no", I don't think all of them should automatically be deported. (and please take me off your list!)
One thing I don't understand about this whole debate is how Christians can argue, as if from a higher moral ground, that illegal aliens should be deported because they "broke the law and don't deserve to be here". Christians, at the very least, should believe that there's a higher law than the law of the land and that people who are desperately trying to support their families (and of course there are immigrants in particularly dire situations such as the Bakala family, who, thankfully were allowed to stay) should have our love and support rather than hatred and prejudice.
UPDATE: The WSJ has an interesting article on the financial component of the immigration debate. Read here