Yeah, what scandmandrius said:
#1 Demographics, hispanics are the future of the church in the USA, they are the future of the USA period. Whoever has the most children and doesnt use contraception is the future. Many hispanics also use more contraception these days so who knows what will happen ultimately. Thats why contraception is evil.
#2 the peace & justice (secular politics) obsession (which I grant is part of the gospel), which has been more prominent after vatican II
#3 Pope francis. ("francis effect".)
No where in the world has human migration ever been stopped permanently, except temporarily by giant walls or by genocides.
Humans will go where they will, irregardless of borders. I find the concept of immigration reform to be a figment of politicians imagination. The USA is nothing but immigrants, other than native americans.
Business control the US economy, business hire whoever they want to , part of the 60's, 70's counter culture that is now regular culture is "GLOBALISATION". I do not like globalisation. I am not a libertarian, but Ron/Rand Paul, Pat Buchanon and Ralph Nader all have same ideas for protectionist policies. Protectionism and fighting corrupt banks is a good idea, but the free market being free is another figment of the imagination.
The mass across the border is interesting. Since people have actually died trying to cross that fence, I can see how it has a spiritual dimension. I am confused by it, all and all simply indifferent. I do not know if it is an abuse of the mass for political purposes. It probably is, but with all the other abuses these days, it doesnt seem like the most serious one..seeing as no "married" lesbians were involved.
The united states conquered/stole the southwest from mexico, and mexico stole it from spain who stole it from zuni, hopi and various tribes...
I have encountered people who are prejudiced against darker skinned spanish speaking people, if this works in their favour, good for them... likewise the mexican owner of the soccer/futbol team in california refuses to hire anyone but mexicans for his team so nationalism or prejudice sometimes goes both ways.