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Refuge in the Lord
by Lawrence J. McAndrews
Catholic University of America Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-8132-2779-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2780-1
Library of Congress Classification JV6483.M3345 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 325.73

Rather than helping to overcome the growing political divide over immigration in the country and the church, Catholics on the outer edges of the issue contributed to it. By eschewing compromise in favor of confrontation, Catholic legislators from both parties too often helped prevent Congress from giving the presidents, and the public, most of what they wanted on immigration reform. By forsaking political reality in the name of religious purity, Catholic immigration advocates frequently antagonized the presidents whose goals they largely shared, and ultimately disappointed the immigrants they so badly wanted to help.
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