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By John Zimirak

June 2, 2012 (Aleteia.org) There has been a concerted attempt by a number of Catholic leaders to corral public opinion among Catholic voters behind support for America’s longtime policy of permitting large-scale, unskilled immigration into the U.S. – even as our nation’s manufacturing base crumbles or is outsourced, as wages for the working class stay flat or shrink, and budget deficits threaten to crush our grandchildren under a mountain of debt to pay for a social safety net that has morphed into a hammock.

A number of prominent Catholics have tried hard to create the impression that there is a Catholic “position” or even a teaching on the right number of immigrants the United States ought to admit, and what kind of public benefits such immigrants should be offered. More…

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