Wednesday June 20, 2018
Jeff Sessions quoted Scripture; he should have read a bit further.
From April 19 through May 31, the Trump administration separated nearly 2,000 immigrant children from parents who crossed the southern border illegally, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the child separation policy by quoting a Bible verse. (Romans 13:1: "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.") If the attorney general is suggesting a religious rationale, he should read the same biblical passage a bit further. (Romans 13:10: "Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.")
In addition, this newly implemented practice is not in alignment with the "spirit of the American people."
While our immigration policy serves a variety of national and security needs, our American laws must respect the dignity of all persons and protection of family unity. Using the cruel punishment of the forced separation of children from their parents as a deterrent for unauthorized entry to the U.S. is not only immoral; it's un-American.
Frank B. Denbowski
Actions at odds with the Bible, U.S. ideals