Found in Libertarian Christians
May 28, 2014
Many conservative and liberal Christians in America look upon immigrants very negatively. Despite the irrefutable evidence that immigrants – even illegal immigrants – do not “steal” American jobs , do not sap entitlements , and are a clear boon to the economy , we routinely hear how immigrants are categorically “bad.” I am here to tell you that such an attitude is wrong on every level. Besides the economic and ethical arguments for why we should embrace open borders and oppose the state claiming more and more power to usurp freedom of movement, even God is on the side of the “alien”. We can see this throughout Scripture.
God says you should treat immigrants the same as you treat natives.
Exodus 22:21–24 21 “Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. 22 “Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.
Exodus 23:9 9 “Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt. Leviticus 19:33–34 33 “ ‘When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. 34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.