Pope Francis Calls U.S. Treatment Of Illegal Immigrants 'Racist And Xenophobic,' Asks Amnesty For Migrant Children

Patrick Frye

Pope Francis is calling the way the United States is treating illegal immigrants "racist and xenophobic." The leader of the Catholic church waded even further into American politics by agreeing with President Obama that the illegal immigration crisis was a "humanitarian emergency" and that migrants should be welcomed into the country.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, when Murietta, California managed to turn away the buses full of migrant children, the DHS responded by closing roads and blocking visits to holding areas. Border patrols agents are claiming they are under a gag order to not let the world know about the diseases carried by illegal aliens and how they are being pulled off the Mexican border in order to process the tens of thousands of migrants more quickly. These government actions have made many American citizens angry, and the Minuteman Project is urging thousands of volunteers to go to the Mexican border in order to stop what they are calling an invasion of migrants.

While speaking from a conference in Mexico, Pope Francis claimed that those in the United States who oppose the incoming illegal immigrants are in the wrong:

"Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically. Many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes."

Pope Francis also spoke on that topic, seemingly saying that a form of amnesty should be offered specifically to these children:

"I would also like to draw attention to the tens of thousands of children who migrate alone, unaccompanied, to escape poverty and violence. They are increasing day by day. This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected."

Do you agree with Pope Francis that illegal immigrant children should be given special treatment regardless of the immigration reform debate?