Newsmax: “President Barack Obama said he’ll defer deportations and open the chance of better jobs for about 5 million undocumented immigrants, ending months of build-up and initiating a showdown with congressional Republicans.
Obama, in a speech from the White House tonight, defended himself against Republican criticism that his use of executive authority to halt deportations for some immigrants based on their family ties to the U.S. amounts to an unfair amnesty for people who broke the law to come to the country.”
“The real amnesty,” he said, would be “leaving this broken system the way it is.”
Opinion: He actually said “Let’s be honest!” Is there still anyone who believes even one word the president says?
In an impassioned plea, the president paraphrased Exodus 22:21: “Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger – we were strangers once too.”
The Israelites never became citizens of Egypt and lived in a separate area as slaves, but since we are invoking Scripture, Romans 13:1-2 says this:
“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”
The situation at hand is whether it’s wrong to violate a nation’s borders and transgress its immigration laws. The issue is not the fairness of that law. The only biblical reason to violate a governmental law is if that law violates God’s Word (Acts 5:9).
Illegal immigration is the breaking of a governmental law. There is nothing in Scripture that contradicts a nation having immigration laws. Therefore, it is a sin, rebellion against God, to illegally enter another country.
The biblical fact that we are to care for the unfortunate does not mean we should violate the law in doing so.
The president laid out a gigantic welcome mat to Mexico, Central America and any terrorist who can get to a US border.
La Raza is the big winner.