Even so, Jim continues. He claims conservative Christians hate refugees because they are breaking the law by coming across the border. (To be consistent, Jim is forced to keep it personal since facts and logic have little bearing.) He argues we hate people because they break the law, failing to consider, we dislike lawbreaking because it hurts everyone. Big Difference Jim. Lawfully, refugees are encouraged to apply for asylum. For 242 years we have welcomed people from around world, inviting them to come to America, lawfully, placing only one condition, that they become Americans with all that requires. Orderly immigration policy protects citizens, and immigrants, people too often exploited. Keep in mind, non-citizens do not enjoy the rights and privileges of citizenship. Sound immigration policy is a good thing, not bad law, as Jim argues. For more than two centuries, many millions of people have come here peacefully, and legally, to become Americans.
Until recently, this was the way of immigration. It was the way my ancestors came from Scandinavia in the 1880s. I have a friend from Guatemala. He came here legally about 30 years ago. He was sponsored by conservative Christians. I have another friend. His entire family came here from Iraq in the 80s. They came legally with the help of conservative Christians.
Jim chides us for holding illegal immigrants to a standard. He arbitrarily says our immigration laws are unjust. He doesn’t bother to explain why he thinks they are unjust. However, he does fail to mention that EVERY NATION ON EARTH controls its borders with strict immigration laws, most all of them much tighter. So how are our laws unjust, out of step with the mainstream?
You see, it’s just another of Jim’s false accusations.
Jim will no doubt invoke this passage to ‘prove’ his point:
Leviticus 19:33-34 When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.