Borrowing this directly from Don Jim. Some more thoughts from him (with great links to follow).
A number of you have been upset by the graphic in the last post, with the motto, "No human is illegal." To get at what I mean by that, and what I presume the artist means by that, ask yourself what we mean when we say that something is illegal. Then ask yourself what it means to apply that adjective to a human being.[As an aside: I wish the Government of Mexico would shut up at times. I mean, yes, of course it needs to considers the needs of its nationals in the US. But what hypocrisy! Look at how they treat undocmented immigrants ... clean up your own backyard! (Incidentally, when Googling this, I found this stuff quoted mainly in right wing blogs and websites, all of which had the implication -- "they're horrible themselves, we should do this to the illegals here. Which, of course, just confirms for me that a lot of this is just people wanting to be nasty. I would think the implication is the exact opposite: yes, shut up, hypocrites. But be proud that we don't behave like that!]
:: update:: Go read Bishop Baker's Good Friday homily which focuses on immigration :: (thanks to St. Eliz in the comments below for pointing this out!)