How do we treat migrants and refugees?

The message of Pope Francis is clear, the way of the Gospel, to welcome, protect, promote and integrate.

This does not mean that the State does not exercise its duty to maintain security in our country and to ensure that migrants and refugees learn to appreciate our culture, traditions, values and way of life. However, these latter aspirations are more easily done by us then State officials. As we interact with them, in our parishes, our circle of friendships, our homes they come to respect us, and see us for who we are, a generous and friendly people.