Mexico’s Catholic Archdiocese maintained that any of the country’s citizens who help construct President Trump’s border wall would be considered immoral traitors.
A blistering editorial published in Sunday’s edition of Desde la Fe, the weekly newsletter issued by Mexico’s Catholic Archdiocese, called on the government to push back against companies looking to make money on the wall, ABC News reported.
“Any company intending to invest in the wall would be immoral, its shareholders should be considered traitors to the homeland,” the editorial stated.
“In practice, signing up for a project that is an affront to dignity is shooting yourself in the foot,” adding that the wall would contribute toward increased prejudice and discrimination.
A spokesperson for the archdiocese — which is located in Mexico City and is led by Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said the editorial expresses the perspective of the diocese.
Last week, Ildefonso Guajardo, the country’s secretary of economy, indicated that it would not be in the “interests” of Mexican companies to help build the controversial wall.
Mexican cement maker Cemex has announced that they are willing to contribute quotes to provide raw materials for the wall, but will not assist in the construction.
Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, another construction company, has also revealed its willingness to work on the structure.
Trump has long vowed to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico to prevent illegal immigrants from illegally crossing into the country.
He has asserted that Mexico would fund the wall — which the Mexican government has repeatedly said it would not do.