Posted on May 16, 2023

El Paso Bishop: Immigrants Are ‘Our Lost Brothers and Sisters’

Thomas Wiilliams, Breitbart, May 14, 2023

The head of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Immigration said the United States has an obligation to welcome migrants at the border as “long-lost” brothers and sisters showing up at our door.

“Imagine some long-lost family members show up at your door. What would you do?” Bishop Mark Seitz asks in a public service announcement. “We are all part of the human family and the immigrants that are coming to the door of our country right now are our lost brothers and sisters.”


Last week, Bishop Seitz sent an open letter to Congress urging opposition to the Secure the Border Act of 2023.

An open-borders champion, Seitz claimed the bill contains “harmful measures,” among which is continued construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, which he stridently opposes.


In 2019, Seitz condemned President Trump’s border wall as a “monument to hate” and a symbol of exclusion, xenophobia, and racism.

Xenophobia is “ravaging the United States,” he asserted, in a desperate attempt to shore up white privilege and perpetuate “institutionalized racism.”