Below is an excerpt from A Toolkit For Christian Education and Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, brought to us by our brothers and sisters at Sojourners/Call To Renewal
“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)
” Immigration is a deeply relevant issue for both Americans and Christians. With American Indians as our founders, the U.S. became a nation of immigrants, and has been continually reshaped by new groups of people bringing to it diverse cultures, perspectives, and resources. Immigration is also a core issue for Christians: The biblical story continually shows God’s concern for the migrant and the
outcast. The early Hebrews were “strangers in the land of Egypt” and were asked to remember this heritage by protecting the strangers among them in the Promised Land. Similarly, throughout the New Testament, Christians are called to care for the outcast and the stranger. Immigration is also inextricably related to issues of poverty and economic justice. Immigrants—both legal and undocumented—are more likely to live in families with incomes below the poverty level, and children of undocumented immigrants are especially at risk.”
After reading much of this material, I am more convicted about our role in ensuring basic dignities for all people. I encourage you to check it out.