The Common Good

Faith and Immigration Policy

Several prominent religious figures are participating in a Washington, DC press conference Tuesday morning, December 4 to advocate “immigration reform” as part of “Forging a New Consensus.” More info here.

There are no biblical passages laying out the details of a just immigration policy for the U.S. today. A modern nation like ours is not analogous to ancient Israel, nor are biblical figures easily comparable to contemporary illegal immigrants. Immigration is a complex subject, and there are no easy answers for it, but here are 10 considerations that thoughtful U.S. Christians should bear in mind: