According to the Bible, Illegal Immigrants Must Be Welcomed

If you believe the Bible is the word of God -- and especially if you believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God -- you must believe this:


Leviticus (19:33-4):"And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself."
It would be interesting to know how the "God said it-I believe it-that settles it" crowd would square this admonition with their blood lust to round up 12 million people and send them back to Mexico.

Speaking of fantastical thinking, has anybody calculated the cost of deporting 12 million people, housing them (in concentration camps, assumedly), processing them and then shipping them across the border? If it is, say, $3,000 per person, then the cost to U.S. taxpayers would be $36 billion. (If we outsource it to Halliburton, multiply that by a thousand.)

What Americans see as a domestic illegal immigration crisis is, in reality, an economic diaspora of unskilled workers fleeing ancient structural flaws ingrained into the Mexican political and economic system -- which are compounded by a religious abhorrence for birth control among the people of the exodus.

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