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By John Zmirak and Kelly Kullberg, The Stream, May 16, 2019

Columnist Esther Cepeda has raised the question, “What Would Jesus Do About Immigration Issues?” In her article, Ms. Cepeda and journalist Michael Gerson seem to feel that the Bible teaches only the “welcome” aspect of migration. That it calls for porous if not open borders. Anything other than this is “hypocrisy” and “inhumane.” Those who disagree are in “far-right, anti-immigrant camps.”

I agree with their sensibility of kindness. But I’d like to let the Bible speak for itself. Because in it, God has a great deal to say about wise immigration and citizenship. I will also speak from data and personal experience.

Kelly reflects, “As a missionary in Guatemala, Peru and El Salvador, I wondered about the need for borders. Years later, curious about the many well-funded faith groups for open borders and amnesty, I began to study the Bible on this question.”

Where Can We Learn What Jesus Wants? The Bible

Jesus can be hard to predict, and full of surprises. Still, Jesus taught and lived perfect obedience to the Word of God, the Bible, so let’s start there. ….

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