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[quote:27bezhsl]In other, more structured words, they had a choice of stay here and die or break into America and work. Whether that is true or not (and for the vast majority of illegal immigrants, I would say not) is part of the debate.[/quote:27bezhsl]

[color=darkred:27bezhsl]It is a select few that it is a matter of life and death. For most, it is not. But it’s not just death that justifies a migration. A robbing of basic fundamental freedoms would certainly have me (dare I say most) to move elsewhere. [/color:27bezhsl]

[quote:27bezhsl]God also subjected us to our kings. We have to render under Ceasar and that is exactly what is not happening among the illegal population. They do not pay taxes but they do drain resources through public services and healthcare.[/quote:27bezhsl]

[color=darkred:27bezhsl]The rendering to Ceasar what is Ceasar’s was conditional. I’m sure most of us would not render to Ceasar if Ceasar asked us to surrender our faith. Our courts are already set up to determine what is and what isn’t justfiable. Although it doesn’t do the best job in my opinion, the option for people to come is there. Most get denied and try a different route.[/color:27bezhsl]

[quote:27bezhsl]As I mentioned above, (most) illegal immigrants are not coming here because they cannot make a suitable living in their homeland, it is because they can make a better living here. They have no justification for breaking the laws of man because they are not set up in opposition to the laws of God.[/quote:27bezhsl]

[color=darkred:27bezhsl]I think some do have a justification. But since the message that Latin America is receiving is “we don’t want you here” it does nothing to help the situation in my opinion.[/color:27bezhsl]