The Bible is being used by both sides in the current immigration debate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is quoting Romans 13 on how we should obey the government since it’s been ordained by God.
His critics likewise invoke the Word of God. Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California says that God is on her side when it comes to protesting anyone involved in the Trump administration because of the families-separation-at-the-border issue.
She declared, “We’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible.”
She shouted, “God is on OUR side! On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable.”
Meanwhile, President Trump’s supporters note that it’s hard to hear Bible lessons from the likes of Maxine Waters and other members of her party, who have enthusiastically promoted policies that have resulted in the killing of millions of children through abortion. That’s a permanent separation of parents and children.
As each side goes back and forth, proof-texting the Bible, a particular question comes to the fore. Are these children being used as essentially pawns in the whole immigration crisis?
Ironically, the United States has one of the most generous immigration policies of any nation on earth. So says Heritage Foundation scholar Hans von Spakovsky. But you wouldn’t know it from all the recent headlines
Von Spakovsky told me on my radio show that America generously settles one million immigrants from other countries a year—more than any nation in the entire world. That is legal immigration.
The crisis involving the children being separated from their parents involves illegal immigration.
Von Spakovsky wrote an article for Heritage (6/22/18), in which he notes, “if those parents would simply agree to return to their home countries, they would be immediately reunited with their children. So those who come here illegally are themselves to blame for their children being assigned to foster care or to another family member or sponsor who may be in the country.”