As a Christian, I know that ‘all men are created equal’ and that we as humans were created in God’s own image. I hold absolutely no ill-will towards anyone who seeks to make a better life for themselves, or a better life for their families. One thing I cannot and will not abide is an open border immigration policy. Borders are central to any nation’s sovereignty, and ours must be secure.
It is often said that we are a nation of immigrants, but the truth is, that we are a nation of legal immigrants. Our nation’s laws, traditions, and values, including our immigration policy should reflect the melting pot traditions of our forefathers. Likewise, it must reflect the inherent value we place on every one of God’s children’s inalienable rights, but this cannot come at the cost and safety of our laws, systems, and citizens. Our immigration policy must always reflect a clear and unambiguous distinction between those who abide by the law, those who complete the process necessary to come into this country legally, and those who do not.
First and foremost, we must secure our borders. Then, and only then, can we have a rational discussion about the illegal immigrants who currently live in the US, and the importance of a fair, values-driven legal immigration policy.