Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City Says Anyone Who Works With Trump Is a Traitor

As President Donald Trump has cracked down on illegal immigration and taken concrete steps toward construction of a wall along the United States-Mexico border, many Mexican leaders have spoken out against the White House and its supporters.

The most recent condemnation came from the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City in an editorial that branded any Mexican company or individual who would help construct Trump’s wall as “immoral” and “traitors to their country.”

The editorial, written in Spanish and titled “Treason to the Homeland,” appeared in Sunday’s edition of Desde la Fe, the weekly magazine of the Archdiocese of Mexico. It attacked Trump as a “fanatic” intent on building a “monument to intimidation and silence, hatred and xenophobia.”

But Trump wasn’t the only one who faced the wrath of the archdiocese over the wall. The really surprising part of the piece was the harsh line it took on Mexicans who dared work on the project.

“(O)n this side of the border, Mexicans are ready to collaborate with a fanatical project that annihilates the good relationship and harmony of two nations that share a common border,” the editorial read, according to Breitbart.

Apparently, the Catholic leaders in Mexico City were upset that more than 500 Mexican companies had expressed interest in contracts to participate in “the construction of the wall of ignominy,” by providing cement, materials, lighting and paint.

“With the fine justification of being companies that generate jobs, these companies seek to make a profit, regardless of the consequences, and consolidate their presence in the industry they exploit,” it charged.

The editorial also attacked the Mexican government for not acknowledging the “open threat” posed by the border wall, alleging that it would violate social relations and peace, and therefore, the government should take legal action against any company that participates in its construction.

Interestingly, the piece also chastised U.S. immigration policy, which in many ways is more lenient than Mexico’s.

“(A)ny deportation, when there is no proven crime and administrative failure justified according to law, is a sign of terror,” the editorial alleged, its writer apparently forgetting that Article 125 of Mexico’s General Law on Population requires that foreigners without legal documentation be deported from Mexico, as well.

In fact, in 2015, the Mexican government deported nearly 150,000 illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to the Pew Research Center.

Nevertheless, the archdiocese editorial charged that the United States was a country that “considers itself good with the manifest destiny to crush a nationality that it has considered perverted and corrupt: the Mexican.”

“Any company that intends to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be considered as traitors to their country,” the editorial concluded.

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The truth is that these Catholic leaders couldn’t be more wrong. The border wall isn’t about racism or crushing Mexico. It’s about protecting the national security of the United States. It’s about protecting our community from drug cartels and terrorists. It’s about ensuring that those who enter this country do so legally and without ill intentions.

The only people who would be hurt by the border wall are those who want to enter the United States illegally. If Mexican construction workers and companies want to provide for their families and help build the wall, they shouldn’t be chastised by the Catholic leadership in Mexico City.

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