What the Bible says about immigration

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Despite the claims of conservatives, the Bible was clear on this point

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Young persons sitting within a wire mesh compartment in the Ursula detention facility in McAllen, Texas, dated June 2018. By US Customs and BorderPatrol — This Image was released by the United States Department of Homeland Security with the ID 180617-H-BP911–635 (next). Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70015169
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Children and juveniles in a wire mesh compartment, showing sleeping mats and thermal blankets on floor. By US Government — U.S. Customs and Border Control [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70015170

Jesus was not saying to be kind only to those people you like. That is easy. Even Hitler treated his friends well. What is difficult is treating those who are different from you with selfless generosity and kindness.

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In both cases, the response will be the same. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

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Franklin Graham campaigning in 2016. By Cornstalker — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67019271

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Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.

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