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Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality
Posted March 27, 2009 to photo album "Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality"
Slide 8: The Fate of the Poor
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Jack Martin of the Federation of American Immigration Reform accused the Pope of "facilitating illegal immigration to this country." He told USA Today, "There is definitely a particular interest on the part of the Catholic Church that derives from the fact that the majority of the illegal immigration into the country is from Catholic countries. It helps fill the pews, it helps fill the coffers, it helps fill the recruits to the priesthood."
But perhaps the church's interest is also humanitarian. Central American migrants in Mexico heading for the United States are desperately poor.
In Honduras, about 40 percent of the country's 7.5 million people earn less than $3 a day, making it one of the poorest nations in the world.