The United States government has been wrestling over an extensive piece of legislation nicknamed, "the Amnesty Bill", which would allow the majority of the people who have illegally entered the United States to remain in the United States and be granted immunity from prosecution for sneaking over our borders. They would be required to pay a nominal fine. Ironically, businesses who hired those illegals would apparently be given total amnesty. This bill is causing a lot of furor among the citizens that understand that this legislation could open the floodgates for people to pour over the border so they can take advantage of this law; in addition to the plethora of benefits that people coming from foreign countries seem to be able to procure, which Native Americans and poor working people in America don't seem to have at their disposal.
I have some first hand experience with illegal aliens. Back in the 70's, I was a missionary among the Spanish speaking people of the Los Angeles area. Probably most of the people I spoke to there in the barrios were undocumented. One couple that I got attached to there had a young baby. Her father was a coyote. If you're not familiar with that term, a coyote is the term for a person who collects money from people to get them into America. I had a lot of empathy and sympathy for that family, but on the other hand had to be a bit concerned with the fact the man was a law breaker. So please don't label me heartless or something similar because I'm not an advocate of passing the amnesty bill.
If America opens the borders to whomever wants to come in whenever they want, chaos will result and the life of current Americans could suffer greatly. We have to keep a cork on the bottle. This is a nation of immigrants and we should never close our borders, but we must employ judicious prudence in that process. As a Christian, I want to help people have better lives. The story of the good Samarian is very prominent in the Bible, as is the analogy of the sheep and the goats. We need to have compassion on others, but God is not a God of chaos. Let us do all things with wisdom.
Ironically, while they work to let those who committed a criminal act get away with it, a German family who went through legal channels to get here in order to have the freedom to home school their children are in danger of being deported back to Germany, where the authorities no doubt will be anxious to make an example of them. Does it take a genius to figure out the incongruity in these two positions? Would it be possible for the Germans to pretend they entered the country illegally so they could receive amnesty? Here's the link to one story on that family: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-government-fighting-to-deny-asylum-to-german-homeschool-family