Christus Vivit 92: Migrants Entrapped

The grass is often greener, but not always: 

92. Other migrants are “attracted by Western culture, sometimes with unrealistic expectations that expose them to grave disappointments. Unscrupulous traffickers, frequently linked to drug cartels or arms cartels, exploit the weakness of migrants, who too often experience violence, trafficking, psychological and physical abuse and untold sufferings on their journey. Nor must we overlook the particular vulnerability of migrants who are unaccompanied minors, or the situation of those compelled to spend many years in refugee camps, or of those who remain trapped for a long time in transit countries, without being able to pursue a course of studies or to use their talents.

Life on hold: not a pleasant thing for people waiting and wanting to begin career and family.

The situation among some American whites is described, but to be sure, ours are not the only ones closed in on themselves. I heard 25 million migrants in the world, and the US accepted less than one-tenth of one percent. Why not us/US? Why not more?

In some host countries, migration causes fear and alarm, often fomented and exploited for political ends. This can lead to a xenophobic mentality, as people close in on themselves, and this needs to be addressed decisively”.[FD 26]

You can access the full document on this link at the Vatican site. Any thoughts on this topic?

The text in color is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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