legal immigration

Border Security Before Citizenship is a Bad Idea

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Miniature border patrol guards stand on a map at the USA/Mexico border. Amy Walters / Shutterstock

Last week a group of senators released principles for immigration reform that would make the path to citizenship for over 11 million immigrants contingent upon more border security.

That is simply a bad idea. It binds together immigration and threats to national security as one in the same. This mindset should be questioned and rejected, and, even more, it infringes upon the heart and soul of Christianity — to boldly love thy neighbor.   

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