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Jesus didn’t mention race or country

Can anyone explain President Trump’s and the Republicans’ hostile positions on immigration? Several of our country’s leaders have/had foreign-born wives; think Trump (Czechoslovakia, Slovenia), McConnell (China), Mnuchin (Scotland). At least one of these wives came to this country under questionable legal status.

Melania Trump has several immigrant relatives living in the U.S. What is their citizenship status? Did they benefit from “chain immigration”? Furthermore, Trump’s mother was foreign-born (Scotland) and came to the United States after her Scottish sister arrived. President Trump, in fact, has immigrants in his own home, in his own family.

I really don’t think that Trump’s attitude and behavior toward immigrants leads to harmony in the country or harmony in the family. To argue hostile positions against immigrants, such as the Muslim ban, canceling TPS for Salvadoran and Haitian refugees and sending them back to their home countries, or rescinding DACA, does not unite Americans, but divides us.

Where are our values and compassion? If we are a Christian nation — which many Republicans argue adamantly —

who is abiding by Jesus’s commandments to love God and love your neighbor? He didn’t say anything about country or race. What is written on the Statue of Liberty?

Nancy Street


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