First off, Kevin DeYoung wrote on how Immigration Policy Must Be Based on More Than An Appeal to Compassion. One part that stood out to me in this:
Our church has always had a vibrant international ministry and we’ve rallied around families trying to work through the labyrinth of U.S. immigration policies so they can stay in the country legally. I too am turned off by the harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric that sounds more like Pharaoh in Exodus 1 than the “love the sojourner” commands in Deuteronomy 10. It is a commendable response to see hurting people and think, “Let’s do all we can to help.”
And yet, this good Christian impulse runs the risk of taking an extremely complex geo-political, international crisis and reducing it to pious platitudes about showing compassion to the least of these and not giving in to fear. As I said at the beginning, I don’t have a plan to fix our broken immigration system and I don’t know the “correct” number of Syrian refugees to welcome into the country, but I do think there is more than one way for a Christian to approach these issues.
But, read the whole thing and make up your own mind. There is a tension here, it seems.
I was also helped by this video, though. Take 5 minutes and consider this counsel:
I hope these things are helpful to you as you seek to navigate this difficult issue.