Loading
Honduran cardinal says economic development would ease immigration to U.S.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The problem of illegal immigration in the United States could be dealt with more efficiently by focusing on economic development rather than on border patrols, said an influential Latin-American cardinal.

"Instead of trying to build walls or putting the National Guard on the border, we should see how development can be enhanced and labor services created," suggested Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras, reported the Associated Press.

Programs for economic development could address both the concerns of Americans who want to slow immigration and the concerns of Latin Americans, who are troubled by the loss of talent and youth through emigration.

Assistance with economic development in Latin America would provide job opportunities in the developing countries and stem the flow of immigration, he reportedly said.

The cardinal said Honduras, for example, could supply palm oil and sugar cane for use in alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol.

The Cardinal-Archbishop of Tegucigalpa was in the U.S. to speak at a conference on Catholic evangelization and Hispanic youth.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Jan
26

Liturgical Calendar

January 26, 2015

Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 3:22-30

Gospel
Date
01/26/15
01/25/15
01/24/15

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
01/26/15

Homily of the Day

Mk 3:22-30

Homily
Date
01/26/15
01/25/15
01/24/15