An email sent from Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum to their followers explains to them what the Bible says about immigration, which is very little. Apparently, you have to be nice to them, but only as an individual, not as a society. Or something.
Scripture is clear on many things, but a sovereign nation’s immigration policy is not one of them.
There is no biblical mandate for mass Amnesty for illegal aliens. Make no mistake, the current Senate proposal allows all illegal aliens to come forward to receive “Registered Provisional Immigrant” (RPI) legal status within six months after President Obama signs the bill. That is Amnesty.
Scripture clearly commands individuals and the Body of Christ to show kindness and compassion to “strangers” or “sojourners,” terms that imply a person is in a foreign land temporarily. However, that is not a command to the government. Government is charged with protecting its own citizens and administering justice so its citizens remain free to exercise compassion and generosity.
America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. The individual exercise of compassion and generosity are an integral part of the American dream. In order to protect the American Dream for everyone who seeks it, we must implement sound policy. Amnesty is not sound policy.
I’m sure glad they cleared that up.