There are many moral reasons for Congress to work on a broader scale as the Catholic Charites are doing in regards to the earthquake victims in Haiti. Catholic Charities are planning to bring Haitian children to America who have lost their families in the recent horror. (I know Rush Limbaugh will want to adopt at least two of them.) A major Haitian relief bill needs to be introduced in Congress that meets the needs that now exist. Though we have financial problems in this country we can not, and must not, turn away from the crisis that confronts so many, and so near to our shores. This is no time to assess the cost. We have seen the need, and now we must react. Anything short of that is unconscionable. America needs to stand ready to make a real difference in the lives of some of these people, especially the children who are now homeless and without family. We talk about family values so freely in this land. Time now to put actions to our words,
Catholic Charities and various other South Florida groups are planning a massive airlift to transport thousands of Haitian children left orphaned following Tuesday’s tragic earthquake. According to reports the groups are going to use the same model used 40 years ago during Operation Pedro Pan.
Officials from the Archdiocese of Miami and other organizations have already located a temporary shelter in Broward County to house the children.
Officials have also admitted to working with the Obama administration to provide the children with humanitarian visas.
In December of 1960 Operation Pedro Pan was initiated to transport children away form Fidel Castro’s new Communist Cuba. The move came at a time communist indoctrination was being interjected into Catholic and private schools.
When it ended nearly two years later over 14,000 children between the ages of 5 to 17 were in the United States and had visa waivers.