By Bryan Fischer
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The Evangelical Immigration
Table is a pro-amnesty outfit that spent yesterday on Capitol Hill purporting
to lobby for immigration “reform” that “is consistent with biblical values.”
Foolish Republicans, even in
leadership, are leaning toward amnesty, with visions of huge campaign
contributions from the Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, Google and Facebook
dancing in their heads.
While many members of the EIT,
including representatives of the Southern Baptist Convention, are men I respect
and admire, when it comes to the immigration issue, they are just flat wrong.
They are wrong because they are misrepresenting the biblical principle on
There are numerous problems with
the EIT approach to the immigration problem, not the least of which is the EIT
is insisting that the American government reward people for breaking the law.
This is hardly an evangelical position.
EIT’s position is an offense
against the biblical concept of justice and equality before the law. Those who
have broken our immigration law, by trespassing on sovereign American soil, a
criminal offense, will jump to the head of the queue, ahead of the 4 million
foreigners waiting patiently in foreign countries for their immigration
requests to be processed.
Lawbreakers will be guaranteed a
path to citizenship denied to those who are playing the rules. This turns
justice on its head, and ought to be abhorrent to any evangelical who is
thinking clearly and with a biblical mindset.
What most Christians do not know
is that the EIT is using George Soros money to fund its efforts. Most
evangelicals would rightly be suspicious that anything Soros is financing is
going to be in the best interests of America. The EIT has spent well over $1
million overall so far, most of it from Mr. Soros and his socialist buddies.
EIT spokesmen stress that
immigration policy should be a matter of “compassion and justice.” Agreed. And
so we ask, where is the compassion for the victims of illegal immigration?
Those who have had loved ones murdered by illegal aliens? Those whose hospitals
have been closed because they have been overwhelmed providing medical care to
those who have no right to be in this country and cannot pay? Where is the
compassion for them?
Where is the compassion for
those whose families and communities have been ravaged by the drugs that flow
freely across our southern border? Where is the compassion for the 230 cities
which have active drug cartels in their midst, poisoning the lives of their
children and endangering the peace and safety of their communities? Where is
the compassion for American workers who will eventually have 56 million
additional workers competing with them for already scarce jobs?
And where is the compassion for
the growing number of unaccompanied minors sent across the border by their
parents, children who become the victims of human trafficking and sex
trafficking? Where in the world is the compassion for the suffering these
innocent children are forced to endure?
Where is the compassion for
those whose wallets will be drained providing welfare to those who have no just
claim on taxpayer resources? The Heritage Foundation indicates that the
ultimate cost of the amnesty plan supported by the EIT will be over $6
trillion. Where is the compassion for those who will be forced to bear this
burden against their will and against every principle of justice, fair play and
Let’s not forget that Moses
asked Edom for permission to enter his land (Numbers 20:14-21). When he was
denied entry, he didn’t sneak in and demand special favors. He respected Edom’s
border and its national sovereignty and went in a different direction.
Our friends in the EIT seem to
have forgotten the biblical principle that God is the one who has allotted the
boundaries of all nations (Acts 17:26), and insists that those boundaries be
respected by peoples from other lands.
Evangelicals should welcome immigrants
who enter legally through the front door. They should not, however, welcome
those who without permission break and enter through the back door.
The EIT, frankly, is trying to
take evangelicals and their congressmen for a ride. Here’s hoping evangelicals
in the pew hop off this train before it leaves the station, and that
congressmen are smart enough not to get on.
otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily
reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)