Mexicans who help build Trump wall 'traitors,' top Archdiocese says


Not in Mexico’s best interest to build the wall. No kidding as they get more money from illegals in the US than oil or Tourism. The question to ask, with the US supporting Mexico by taking care of their excess population and the money sent back to Mexico by illegals, why does the US give Mexico foreign aid?

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project.

In a provocative editorial, the country’s biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has strained relations between Trump and the Mexican government.

“Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be considered traitors to the homeland,” said the editorial in Desde la fe, the Archdiocese’s weekly publication.

On Tuesday, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo warned firms it would not be in their “interests” to participate in the wall. But the editorial accused the government of responding “tepidly” to those eyeing the project for business.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese, which centers on Mexico City and is presided over by the country’s foremost Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said the editorial represented the views of the diocese.

Trump says he wants to build the wall to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S. southern border. He has pledged Mexico will pay for the wall, which the Mexican government adamantly says it will not do.

The Desde la fe editorial, which was published online, said the barrier would only feed prejudice and discrimination.

“In practice, signing up for a project that is a serious affront to dignity is shooting yourself in the foot,” it wrote. Mexican cement maker Cemex has said it is open to providing quotes to supply raw materials for the wall but will not take part in the bidding process to build it.

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, another company specializing in construction materials, has also signaled readiness to work on the project.

(Reporting by Dave Graham and Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Peter Cooney)


The wall around Vatican City is just fine though.


The wall just got 10 feet taller.

The outrage from Mexico on this issue should further reinforce why a border wall is a necessity. Mexicans act entitled to enter the United States

They have no right to be here and neither the church nor the Mexican government is ever going to change that.


There is no law that says we HAVE to help immigrants. This is something that the Mexicans know very well. We all know the Irish, the Italians, and many other groups felt the hate that comes with arriving in the United States. Immigrants are not special. They are foreign until properly assimilated.

We are not a doormat.

Our kindness is being abused.


If you were to cross the border into Mexico you would be incarcerated.

If you were to work on Mexico without a permit, jail time.

You cannot directly own property in Mexico you ned a Mexican lawyer and a trust.

The list is endless.


Trump can’t do anything right by these people. Here we have a guy starting a big construction project who may end up giving Mexicans some jobs legally. I think only American’s should get the work but for the sake of argument, let’s say Mexicans can too. Why would anyone discourage that? It brings business to Mexico and creates jobs.

If the Catholic church is so worried about the well being of Mexicans then maybe they should open up their vaults, buy a bunch of land, build houses on it, and pay for every little thing that these Mexicans need. They never want to put their money where there mouth is.