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The caravan of thousands of Hondurans that migrated from the city of San Pedro Sula Oct. 12 has rapidly become a topic of political debate both in Honduras and in the United States, causing division and concern. u gas station Nonetheless, the fact that thousands of people are willing to leave their homes to cross two countries by foot bears witness to a deeper human crisis that cannot be ignored.

“As Christians, we follow the teachings of Jesus and his commandment to love. gas laws This caravan of men, women and children we see in the news and hear about on the radio — regardless of the many factors that may have been involved in the planning and eventual political manipulation of the event — are human beings fleeing from a tragedy of poverty, violence, insecurity and a lack of future,” Bishop Rodriguez assured.

Regarding interpretations made only for political or economic purposes, which ignore the reality of the factors that led many of these immigrants to leave their country, Bishop Rodriguez said: “It pains me to see how a human tragedy of this size is used for political [means] by parties, for heartless rhetoric, for sensationalism by social mass media and even for exploitation and human trafficking, instead of working together to reach a solution.” Behind the crowd

According to Dynia Maradiaga, student of banking and finance at Universidad Autónoma de Honduras in the capital Tegucigalpa, political motivations by the resistance against the presidency of Juan Orlando Hernández were behind the organization of the mass migration. gas in oil briggs and stratton engine She said that Honduran political leaders took advantage of the needs of many people experiencing poverty to send a message to the president after his controversial reelection in December 2017, which many deemed unconstitutional.

“I don’t think most of the migrants in the caravan really know what they got into. grade 6 electricity project ideas Many of them are people from smaller towns who don’t have the best education and were deceived. electricity kwh cost uk Many people left convinced they would receive a visa [in the United States],” Maradiaga told the Denver Catholic. “There’s much sorrow and indignation because [these politicians] are using the people.”

“The ‘caravan’ are our brothers and sisters in search for a future. electricity in water And as the Gospel asks of us, we have the obligation to help them in as much as we can,” he said, making reference to Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Matthew: “Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you… [for] I was a stranger and you welcomed me… Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me,’” (Mt 25, 31-46).

On one side, “the Church teaches that men have the right — not by concession of a document — but by their human dignity, to immigrate… Migrating out of necessity is a right, not a concession, ” Bishop Rodríguez said, referring to Pope Saint John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in Terris, which says: “Every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of his own State. gas stoichiometry examples When there are just reasons in favor of it, he must be permitted to emigrate to other countries and take up residence there.”

“The problem with many laws is that the U.S. immigration system needs a complete reform that harmonizes the respect for human rights, the duty of the nation that welcomes [people] to protect the common good of its citizens, and the legitimate processes to legally obtain the document to migrate to another country and work honestly in it,” he continued.

“As the pope said, we must ‘overcome indifference and put, before our fears, a generous attitude of welcoming towards those who come knocking at our door,’” Bishop Rodriguez concluded. “Let us keep fighting, with the means that the political and social life offer us, for the comprehensive immigration reform the Episcopal Conference is asking for.”