I'm not going to sit here and deride immigration altogether though. There are all positive effects to immigration as well, as I already mentioned. But let’s not gloss over the negative side of illegal immigration either. If compassion truly is our motive to support amnesty and inclusion of all forms of immigration, we must not look past the darker side of this issue. In some ways, but not all, immigration helps increase the current rate of criminal activity. This can involve identity theft, drug trafficking, gang violence, effects on the environment, and an increase level of terrorist activity. They also tend to widen the socioeconomical gulf between the rich and the poor. The view is is that they take jobs that “drive down wages for certain sectors of the American populace.”
And if all of a sudden we provide amnesty and allow all people to come and go freely from this country, will that help make these problems go away? No, and not only that, but we may end up doing more harm than good. I don't think our country could adequately sustain that kind of influx in our immigration population. We just don't have the kind of resources to handle the new problems that would come as a result. And besides, we do have laws that exist to help us control the illegal immigration problem. We just don't do an adequate job at enforcing them. But are these laws the answer to all our problems? Obviously not. But again, we cannot gloss over the fact that there are laws that currently exist and we should abide by them. The liberals seem to want to conveniently forget these facts and ignore the laws and do as we please.
But what's even worse than that is the liberals use of invoking God into the discussion that really sets me off. If they are so concerned about what the Bible says and want to use God’s Word as the basis for their rationale, shouldn’t they first turn to God and ask Him for guidance and direction? For many, I assume the answer is no. Because if they did, they would be confronted with their sin. God has a way of exposing our sin and our unrepentant hearts. After many years of going out of their way to exclude God out of their lives (i.e. government, schools, public buildings, history, etc.), why in the world would they even think that God and/or Christians would listen to anything they have to say?
2 Corinthians 7:13-15
13 "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.