There is a huge difference between legal immigrants and illegal immigrants. LEGAL immigrants pay taxes, learn our language, and contribute to the United States as a whole. I support legal immigration, and this article is not intended to speak against legal immigrants or legal immigration.
When Jesus was handed a coin with Ceasar's head on it, he said to "Render unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's, and render unto God what is God's." Jesus was telling us that we had to respect the authority of government officials, as well as render unto the government what belongs to the government.
We are to pay our taxes and respect the laws of this country. This is at the core of the debate over whether or not to allow illegal immigrants to stay and whether or not we should stop the flow of illegal immigrants over our border. This should be a non issue since it is against the laws of the United States to cross the border illegally.
However, there are some people, and some Christians who may be well meaning, but who have absolutely no idea how much damage they are causing by saying we should allow these people to stay.
First, there is the issue of the law.
If illegal immigrants will break the law to get into this country, what other laws will they break? What's worse, aren't we creating a double standard by saying that we will convict some people of certain crimes but not others? Lawbreakers, regardless of the crime, must be punished. This is the only way that we can keep order in this country and preserve our sovereignty. By doing nothing, we are saying that it is ok to enter this country illegally, and ultimately, to break the laws of this country.
Not only are we setting a bad precedent legally, but we are teaching our children that it is ok to break the law if what you think you are doing is ok.
There is also the issue of security.
9/11 should have taught us that there are those who seek to harm us and will stop at nothing to destroy us. By not controlling our borders, it is only a matter of time before a crisis far more serious than 9/11 will happen. All of the terrorists on 9/11 were illegal immigrants even though many immigrated here legally. When their visas expired, they should have been immediately escorted to the border. 9/11 would have never happened.