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IMMIGRATION CRISIS

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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17)

No way around the border tragedy: Separating small children from their parents is bad. We can pray that the result will be a humane policy not only along the Rio Grande but for some nonviolent offenders throughout the country: Why not ankle bracelets rather than incarceration?

June also brought some sensational examples of press bias. A purportedly current photo of children in a holding facility was an AP pic from the Obama era. A mega-tweeted photo of a boy in a border cage actually came from a Dallas pretend-detention demonstration. Topping them all was the photo of a crying 2-year-old Time used on its cover—but she wasn’t separated from her mom, who had momentarily set her down. It was 11 p.m., and the little girl was tired and thirsty….

President Chester Arthur in 1882 signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act. West Coast workers who said competition from China lowered their wages successfully pushed for suspension of all Chinese immigration for 10 years: In 1892 Congress renewed the Act for another decade, and in 1902 made it permanent. Congress also made Chinese immigrants ineligible for citizenship: It stayed that way until 1943.

Blatantly racist, yes. Christian ministers such as the wonderfully named George F. Pentecost attacked the ban, saying “the annual admission of 100,000 into this country would be a good thing. … The Chinese are thoroughly good workers.” He also said opportunities for evangelism would increase as immigrants had contact with “some real Christian people in America.”…

In the 1970s, happily, we opened our doors to Vietnamese escaping Communism. In 1986 Congress sped up its every-four-decades timetable by passing the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, which became known as “the Reagan Amnesty.” Through that measure 3 million immigrants moved from illegal to legal status. (Included in that number were Nicaraguans escaping Marxist Daniel Ortega’s power grab in 1979.) Tough border and hiring restrictions were supposed to reduce future illegality, but enforcement lagged….

Over the last four decades attempts to pass a major bill have failed. Congress in 2011 and 2012 passed resolutions expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act 130 years earlier, but did not do anything regarding today’s problems. And so we were left with Barack Obama’s DACA executive order in 2012, and the backlash against it that helped elect Donald Trump four years later.

Some current proposals would once again privilege chain migration, help the U.S. skim the college graduates of poor countries, or admit those who want to live in a rich land rather than a poor one. But at a time when radical Muslims murder Christians, Daniel Ortega again kills his critics, and Honduran gangs breathe death, the world needs a place that will accept refugees running for their lives and eager to work amid freedom and security. That should be the U.S. priority. That should be us. (Excerpts from Marvin Olasky article in WORLD Magazine)

3 Replies to “IMMIGRATION CRISIS”

  1. In Romans 13 we learn that “every soul should be subject unto the higher powers. (governments) For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained by God.
    Whosoever therefore, resists the power, resists the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation”.
    We teach our children to be obedient to God’s Commandments and ordinances, why would we not do the same with other people’s children?
    We must enforce our laws and stop defending law breakers. When an American breaks the law he/she go to jail and is separated from her family. True, it is a sad thing but not a good argument for promoting lawlessness.

  2. Father, We pray for godly wisdom to be made known to our Senators, Representatives, our President, Vice President, and all other who influence the laws being made in our country concerning the illegal immigrants who have come into our country. Father, we know that You love all people and that Jesus died for all the people of the world. May we treat these people as You would have us treat them. Father, we need to know Your will in each and every family’s & individual’s situation. We need to protect our citizens from those who are only coming here to cause harm. Thank You Father, for guiding our law makers.
    Amen.

  3. Heavenly Father: I pray that the pulpits come to life with your truths and that our leaders find guidance in the Bible. Let Romans 13 be widely read so we are not confused by the devil, that doing what’s good is bad, and what’s bad is good.
    In Romans 13 we read: “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”
    Let President Trump and others in Homeland Security find solace in your Word that enforcing our immigration laws is not against your Will. In Jesus’ name we pray.

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