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Jesus was an immigrant. He and his family left their homeland and crossed the border into Egypt in order to escape Herod’s hit squad. Had Jesus not escaped, He would have been one of the innocents who was murdered. This means that immigration played an essential role in salvation history. In fact, others in his ancestral line were immigrants who advanced salvation history. Think of Naomi and her family who moved to Moab, where her son married Ruth. Then the widowed Ruth, in turn, migrated to Bethlehem where she met Boaz and gave birth to Obed, the grandfather of King David, who fathered the royal line leading up to Jesus. Without immigration there would have been no messiah and no salvation. Al Streett

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It takes a very special make and model of asshole to join a protest where you scream at buses full of children. Twitter / baratunde

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So, if you consider yourself pro-life, you had better be on the side of life on this one. And that means asylum for these child refugees. If you take the Bible to be God’s literal, inerrant truth, then you had better be on the side of these refugee children. God is unequivocally clear in Scripture that we are to welcome the alien and the refugee, not question them, detain them, and deport them. If you want to be a Christian, you have no choice but to let the little children come. You have no choice but to welcome the stranger, who just happens to be your neighbor. Otherwise, you’re just a damned liar. Or at the very least, you are lying to yourself. The Evil at Our Borders: Migrants, Refugees, and the Spiritual Crisis of Immigration

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As politicians focus on midterm elections rather than on children in crisis, it’s worth remembering: Christians worship a child who fled from violence in his home country. Gay Clark Jennings

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