Sponsoring legal immigrants is the right course
How do we as Christians address the immigration issue?
We are so blessed to have been born in this wonderful country. I think everyone in the world deserves the same opportunity, but it must be done the right and legal way.
We have a responsibility to take care of our own in this country first. The illegal immigrants that are here are costing our taxpayers $279 billion. How will we save our country from imploding if we keep piling up the national debt?
I am very sympathetic to those people who are living in countries where their lives are being threatened by gangs and the drug cartels. So what is the answer — Here is a possible solution. In the ’70s when Cambodia was being destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, the people fled to refugee camps in other countries, to save their families lives. They had to remain in the refugee camp until they received a sponsor.
At that time a Christian group of individuals took on the sponsorship of several families. This was a huge commitment, but very rewarding.
People that are fleeing their country for survival have many needs and issues. So if you are willing to personally commit to the time, and financial investment it takes to help a family integrate into another country and culture, this could help resolve the problem. The families we took responsibility for have all become very productive, tax-paying citizens. However, you must realize that these people need to learn the language, to secure jobs, they need housing, and they need food and clothing and a lot of moral and psychological support. Is this the responsibility of the government? Allowing huge groups of illegal aliens to enter our country is counterproductive, they need individual support and mentoring until they can become established citizens---Are you willing to commit your time and energy, and open your pocketbook to help these people?