Lyman Stone says yes, for the following reason:
Given the church’s heavy Hispanic demographic, immigration policy in general looms large for the church and its parishioners. …
For the most part, the only growing religious groups in America are those that count immigrants prominently among their numbers. …
Delegitimizing the evangelization of immigrants is a swell way to hasten the end of Christianity in America.
This is preposterous. If a Christian immigrant moves to America, thereby increasing the number of Christians in America by 1, he by that very fact moves out of Mexico, thereby decreasing the number of Christians in Mexico. Overall, there is no advantage.
That Americans are leaving the Church is condemnation of the efforts of present Christian evangelists and intellectuals. Relying on immigrants to compensate is a cop-out.
But of course, the issue is actually far simpler. It’s not so much the confession of faith that we need to follow here, but money. “The Church and related Catholic charities and schools have collected more than $1.6 billion since 2012 in U.S. contracts and grants,” Washington Times revealed in 2015. “Catholic Charities USA, the largest charitable organization run by the church, receives about 65 percent of its annual budget from state and federal governments, making it an arm of the federal welfare state.” “Most of the money is used for refugee services and rehabilitation,” Newsmax points out.
The Church wants to keep and increase the taxes it unjustly eats. It has become a willing participant in the looting of the populace by the predatory state. Its “love” for illegal immigrants is adequately explained by this illicit profit motive.