“The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.” -Leviticus 19:34 (NIV)

“…I was a stranger and you did not invite me in…Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” -Matthew 25:43,45 (NIV)

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Nursing children taken away from their mothers? People warehoused in “cages?” This is unthinkable, unconscionable and unacceptable. The news is full of pictures and stories of children being separated from their parents since the zero-tolerance enforcement policy was enacted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Hundreds of children have been removed, regardless of their age. This practice compounds the trauma of families fleeing pervasive and deadly violence in their home countries. I am heartbroken. I know you are too.

The Bible has much to say about immigrants and immigration. I...continue reading