In the past I have written about my frustration with the anti-immigration wing of the Republican party. While some will point out that Republicans aren’t anti-immigration but just anti-amnesty let me dispel you of that myth. If the border became secure and it was no longer possible for illegal immigrants to cross the border do you think that a majority of Republican voters would be in favor of increasing legal immigration? Of course not. In case you need further proof there was a poll on the subject of immigration back in February that sampled people who identified themselves as evangelical Christians. Do they believe we should increase legal immigration?
What a damning indictment on evangelical Christians. There’s really no defense for this position as a Christian. The economic case for increased legal immigration is clear. There a few things where economists can find common ground, but a majority agree that immigration is good.
Shouldn’t Christians be in agreement with Emma Lazarus’s famous words on the Statue of Liberty?
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Instead it seems Christians in America want less immigration and what little they want should be doctors, lawyers, and well educated people from other countries. Not only is that position anti-American, it’s against the Word of God.