Of course it would be hard to give billions of people what they want, anyway that’s Santa’s gig. The world need so many things, some of them greatly. The world also has a lot already-- technology, information, skyscrapers. What does it really need?
Our American history, values, and compassion compel us to let in what refugees we can from war-torn countries. Those same virtues don’t compel us however to act in a suicidal manner while doing so.
In case your were hiding under a rock the last few days, Pope Francis was in North America on a whirlwind tour of Cuba, Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. In Washington, he would meet another prominent Catholic, Speaker of the House John Boehner, who would stun the political scene with a surprise announcement of his resignation.
Again, her civil disobedience while principled, forgets the fact that she's a public servant is not free to choose which policies she supports. Perhaps she's simply following the example of sanctuary city mayors, or Presidents with their pens and phones, so maybe her confusion is understandable.