Saw someone else post these verses today. They don’t represent the only principles we should consider, but let’s keep them in mind when we discuss immigration reform.
Exodus 12:49 “…there shall be one law for the native and for the alien who resides among you.”
Leviticus 24:12 “You shall have one law for the alien and for the citizen; for I am the Lord your God.”
Numbers 15:15-16 “The community is to have the same rules for you and for the foreigner residing among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. You and the foreigner shall be the same before the Lord: The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the foreigner residing among you.”
Deuteronomy 28:19 “Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien, the orphan, and the widow of justice.”
Deuteronomy 10:19 “You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Leviticus 19:33-34 “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”
Exodus 22:9 “You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”