Immigration – Who’s Right?

June 20, 2018
 
I haven’t spoken much on this subject, basically, because I don’t know what to think about it, let alone be able to comment on it intelligently.  Earlier this week, the topic that was trending on social media was children being separated from their parents at the border.  I have a firm belief that if you want to be in this country, you need to do it legally.  If someone comes here (and it doesn’t matter from where) illegally, they need to be returned to their home country as soon as possible.  With that said, does the immigration process need to be changed or at least revisited?  Yes.  To what, I don’t know.  But what to do about the children?  Many have opinions on this question, but really no answers.  Depending on your news source, you either see pictures of kids in cages, or you see pictures of facilities that are nicer than some schools in this country.
 
Here are some arguments I have seen on social media:
“How can you be pro-life and care about children and be in support of child/parent separation?”
“How can you be in favor of abortion, but be against this kind of child/parent separation?”
“Previous administrations have done the same thing, President Trump is following suit.”
“Jesus said suffer the little children unto me. He did not say let the children suffer.”
 
Like I said, I don’t know what to think about this subject, but allow me to comment on the last quote.  That was what Hillary Clinton said in response to the current administrations’ actions on the southern border.  People will initially look at that and say, “wow, Hillary Clinton is quoting from the Bible.”  In reality, she’s taking it out of context.  Her reference comes from Matthew 19:14, from the King James Version, “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven”.  Another translation says, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  So her thinking of “suffer” doesn’t fit the argument, does it?  She is trying to establish the argument that we are making the children suffer by keeping them away from their parents by quoting (albeit a failed attempt) scripture.
 
Again, this is my thoughts, and not necessarily the thoughts and opinions of Good Shepherd Radio, Inc.  What do you think should be done?

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