February 17, 2013

WWAJD About Immigration Reform?

Ralph Reed: No Amnesty
for Poor Immigrant Children
The Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Ralph Reed, wrote an op-ed piece for USA Today this week in which he explained "the Biblical principles" supporting immigration reform.  Chairman Reed explained how "amnesty violates" the principles of Holy Scripture, and that "those who have come to the U.S. illegally must reform: Pay fines and back taxes, undergo a criminal check, [and] learn English."  We must also secure the border, he says, because that is what Jesus would want.

So What Would American Jesus Do About Immigration Reform?

As this blog has observed previously, American Jesus would support strong enforcement of immigration laws because the Rule of Law is very important, and everyone must obey the government.  1 Peter 2:13-14.  Whoever rebels against civil authority is rebelling against what God has instituted. Romans 13:1-5.  Poor immigrant children who are undocumented because their parents brought them here when they were babies are like the thief and the robber who did not enter by the front door. John 10:1-02. Certainly, as the Conservative Christians of Alabama have observed, "Christians in the church should be concerned about the invasion of our country by strange foreigners."

We Must Improve on These Numbers,
And Put More Aliens in Jail
We are a great nation of laws. We can proudly say that we incarcerate more people than any country in the world -- and we can put even more in jail if we would just enforce our immigration laws! We could trounce Rwanda and Russia in the race for punishing the most people per capita if we would get serious about enforcing the immigration laws Congress has passed.

Of course, if Congress should vote to change the immigration laws, and grant amnesty, and provide a path to citizenship for immigrants, then as Good Christians who believe in the United States as a Christian nation -- we'll completely change our views.

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